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4-year-old New Castle girl attacked by dog before trick-or-treating gets Halloween re-do

Posted at 4:01 PM, Nov 01, 2016

NEW CASTLE, Ind. -- A 4-year-old New Castle girl who was attacked by a dog before trick-or-treating on Monday was able to enjoy the holiday she missed, after a group of volunteers came together to re-create Halloween for her. 

Caitlynn Richards was playing outside her home on Monday afternoon when her mother said she was bit by the dog. She was taken by ambulance to Saint Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis where she was treated for the bite marks on her face.

Caitlynn's mother said the little girl was looking forward to Halloween and seeing all of the other children in their costumes. 

A group of volunteers and members of the community gathered on Church Street in front of the Henry Township Trustee's office on Tuesday night to pass out candy and re-create the spirit of the holiday for Caitlyn. 


Caitlynn's mother said they will be returning to St. Vincent on Monday to see if there is anymore work that will need to be done to the little girl's face.

Caitlynn turns six on Wednesday.