The one-year-old girl who was mauled by her family’s pit bull and left with life-threatening injuries has been pictured as it’s revealed she is now in stable condition.
Remmy Goulart was playing in the kitchen at her family’s home on Brick Kiln Road just before 9am on Sunday when she was attacked.
The pit bull terrier turned on the toddler, causing major trauma to her face. Her father, Reece Goulart, tried to pull the dog off but couldn’t.
Reece then grabbed a knife and started stabbing the dog to save his daughter from its jaws, fatally wounding the animal.
Remmy was transported to the Hospital by ambulance, and subsequently airlifted by helicopter.
Shortly after the incident, fire Lt Scott Stanbard said the toddler’s injuries were believed to be life-threatening.
The victim’s relatives later revealed that Remmy had three blood transfusions and underwent an hours-long surgery overnight to repair some of the damage.
Remmy will also require plastic surgeries in the the coming weeks.
Police said the family had owned the pit bull five years and it had no known history of aggression.
‘At this time, the attack appears to have been unprovoked,’ police said in a statement.
A GoFundMe was created to alleviate the costs of Remmy’s medical expenses on her road to recovery.
‘This family has been through a lot and we all want to be able to take financial stress away so they can focus on their beautiful baby,’ the account read.
By Tuesday morning, the account had raised more than $22,000
‘You’re all so amazing,’ Remmy’s father, Reece, wrote on the page dubbed ‘Rally for Remmy’.
‘My heart is full and I have no words. I’d die for my little girl. I can’t thank you enough! I love you all,’ he added.