6-year-old attacked by pit bulls returns home - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

6-year-old attacked by pit bulls returns home

Zainabou underwent multiple surgeries during her two months at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. (FOX19) Zainabou underwent multiple surgeries during her two months at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. (FOX19)
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The 6-year-old who was girl viciously attacked by two dogs in June was released from the hospital Tuesday.

Zainabou Drame was playing on her Westwood street June 4 when dogs from a nearby home attacked. Dashcam footage showed the little girl lying helpless on the ground as the dogs surrounded her, one of the worst scenes officers said they had ever responded to.

After multiple surgeries, losing her tongue and suffering severe injuries to her jaw, Zainabou is recovering in new apartment in College Hill.

"Best day today for my family, my daughter just came home and look good, her face look good," her father, Abdoumaye Drame, told FOX19.

Professionals from Cincinnati Children's Hospital visited the family Tuesday night to teach them how to care for Zainabou, who has a feeding tube, at their home.

Her family says Zainabou has remained positive and is learning sign language to communicate.

The owner of the pit bulls who attacked Zainabou, Zontae Irby, faces weapon and drug charges, but has not been charged for the attack.

In light of the incident, Cincinnati's City Council introduced legislation requiring dogs wear a leash or be somehow physically confined at all times. The legislation would also hold owners responsible for and injury caused by a "vicious" dog. It's set to be up for debate in September. 

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