Second dog tested for steroids after fatal attack

Second dog tested for steroids after fatal attack

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Mia DeRouen was killed after a dog attack in March. A second dog in the home at the time of the attack is being tested for steroids. ( Mia DeRouen was killed after a dog attack in March. A second dog in the home at the time of the attack is being tested for steroids. (
HOUMA, LA (WVUE) -

Veterinarians have tested a pit bull that was present when another dog attacked and killed a four-year old girl in Houma in March.

They are looking to see if the dog, Khloe, may have been injected with steroids, according to Houma police. That dog was at the apartment when another dog attacked Mia DeRouen.

However, investigators said they were not able to determine if the attack dog, Niko, tested positive for steroids because the hormone cannot be detected in dead animals.

Results of the steroids test could take anywhere from 5 to 10 days to come back in.

The family has retained an attorney, according to police.

Officers said they had no choice but to shoot the dog that fatally attacked the child. But they say they did determine it did not have rabies.

The girl died in a hospital and her mother was also injured in the attack.

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