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3-Year-Old Recovering From Pitbull Mastiff Mauling on Easter Sunday

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A little girl in Victorville is recovering after being mauled by a pitbull mastiff in her backyard on Easter Sunday.

A neighbor asked the family of 3-year-old Hayleh Harger to watch the dog for a while, according to KTLA. Out of the sight of her mom Debra, Hayleh wandered over to pet the dog and give it a kiss. It didn't end well: her mom turned to see the dog's jaws around on her daughter's head.

"I just remember running toward her and cussing, and I just remember punching the dog in the face," Debra Harger told KTLA.

The Hargers' neighbor was watching the dog for someone who hasn't claimed the dog. Since officials in San Bernarndino County aren't sure who the dog belongs to, the dog might be put down—not because he attacked a young child but because he's considered a stray.