Dog attack victim, 3, prepares for surgery

FALCON, Colo. — A girl from Falcon is preparing for surgery after being mauled by two German Shepherds last week.

Three-year-old Aliphare will be the in hospital for the next five to eight weeks. On Tuesday, a week after the incident, she’ll undergo extensive surgery at Denver Children’s Hospital.

Her family said they’re grateful for the community’s support during this difficult time.

Aliphare’s grandfather, Roger Ronas, said it’ll take time for everyone to heal. He said Aliphare is getting better every day, but the waiting game is tough.

Ronas said he’d do anything to take away her pain, because his pain right now is like nothing he’s experienced before.

While the family heals, the community is pulling together. Aliphare’s father works at Buffalo Wild Wings, which is holding a fundraiser for the family.

UPDATE: The fundraiser has been moved to Wednesday, April 5. All Buffalo Wild Wings in Colorado will donate 10 percent of proceeds to the family.

Aliphare’s great aunt, Melissa DuPont, said while Aliphare’s medical expenses are covered 100 percent, a GoFundMe is still set up for the little girl’s future. She said the GoFundMe will go toward things like hats and wigs for Aliphare.

DuPont also belongs to crochet groups who’ve rallied together on social media to crochet and donate hats for Aliphare.

Investigators said the dogs’ owners most likely won’t face charges, saying the animals were in their yard and their records were up to date.

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