Police kill one of four dogs attacking child

4-year-old attacked by dogs in North Philly

Police shot and killed one of four dogs attacking a 4-year-old girl Monday afternoon in North Philadelphia.

Two officers responding to a call regarding a "person screaming" at 10th and Ontario Streets around 4:45 p.m. fired "multiple times" at the dogs, which were believed to be pitbulls, police said.

The girl was bitten on the face and was treated at the scene, police said.

The three other dogs "were secured," police said, though they did not say where.

- Diane Mastrull

Reward up to 3G in dog burnings

Justice Rescue, a Delaware County animal-welfare group, has increased its reward to $3,000 for information about two dogs whose burned remains were found Saturday night in Chester.

The remains, found shortly after 8:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of West Sixth Street, were in a plastic container that had been set on fire, according to Justice Rescue. It was not known whether the animals were killed before they were burned.

Justice Rescue initially had offered a $1,000 reward. In addition, the group has raised an undisclosed amount of money to cover the cost of forensic tests, a spokeswoman said Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Justice Rescue at 215-942-6363 or email abuse@justice-rescue.com.

- Jonathan Lai