Weather Alerts

DOG ATTACK: Victim Services Set

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A heart-breaking story out of Prairie City has cities across the state reviewing their animal control ordinances.

The family of 4-year-old Jordyn Arndt believes the young girl attempted to pet an American Staffordshire terrier when the animal attacked.

She was rushed to the hospital, but taken off life support the next day.

The girl’s babysitter and owner of the dog, 24-year old Jena Wright was arrested shortly after the girl’s death. She is charged with child endangerment resulting in death and neglect or abandonment of a dependent person.

Prairie City leaders released a statement saying, “in all cases when a major incident occurs, the city reviews its policies, procedures and ordinances to ensure that they meet the needs of the community.”

Dozens of communities have bans or restrictions of some dog breeds on their books, we’ll keep you updated on any changes they make.

Services for Jordyn will be held at the Prairie City United Methodist Church. A visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.