Video: Cincinnati girl returns home after dog mauling

Girl mauled by dog returns home to Cincinnati. (Photo/WLWT)
Girl mauled by dog returns home to Cincinnati. (Photo/WLWT)

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WLWT) – Zainabou Drame left Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Tuesday, two months and one day after she was mauled by a pair of pit bulls.

“She’s been running around, laughing and playing. A little while ago she was out on a scooter enjoying herself,” Zainabou’s aunt Gina Tyus said.

Zainabou was attacked by two pit bulls along a Westwood street in June. Police officers chased the dogs off the girl, then shot and killed them.

Her tongue was torn out in the attack and she now has to eat through a feeding tube. Zainabou can’t speak, so she’s learning sign language and waiting on a new communication device to come in the mail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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