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Jul 16, 2010 10:06 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Meagan recovering from pit bull attack

Meagan Garrow is doing better than expected following surgery to repair her face. The six-year-old Colorado Springs girl was attacked by a pit bull Monday.

Meagan underwent a four-hour surgery and received hundreds of stitches after the attack. The dog tore open the girl's cheeks, exposing her teeth. It also bit off one of her nostrils and tore off some flesh around one eye.

Her twin brother, Brendan, witnessed the attack but wasn't hurt. The children's mother, Genevieve Riedel, says that after the surgery, Meagan "looks like a little girl again."

The dog was euthanized. Its owner, Rachel Goran, faces a misdemeanor charge of owning a dangerous dog.

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