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Indianapolis – Amaya Hess, the toddler attacked by a pit bull earlier this year, had surgery Monday to fix a feeding tube. It was the latest step in her long road to recovery following the near fatal attack.

For the first time since the incident, the owner of the dog that attacked Amaya faced a judge.

Mark Hamilton wasn’t home when the dog attacked the two-year-old. But as owner of the dog, he’s responsible for what the animal did. For Amaya, the damage will always be evident. She had to have hundreds of stitches in her face and head. The owner will face a penalty for as long as he lives in Marion County.

The City has enacted a vicious dog ordirance as a result of this incident. Dogs like this should be kept in a cage or always on a leash.

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