The pit bull that attacked and seriously injured a 3-year-old Port Royal girl Thursday tested negative for rabies, a spokesman for the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control said Monday.
The dog, which had twice before been captured after running free in the area by Beaufort County Animal Control officers, was shot and killed by a Port Royal police officer during the attack.
Daniella Ramirez returned home Sunday from Beaufort Memorial Hospital.
Kevin Ramsey, 26, of Burton was charged Friday with owning a dangerous animal that attacked or injured a human and was released Saturday from the county Detention Center on a $10,000 bond, according to court records.
The charge, the owner's first such offense, is a misdemeanor that carries a fine of $5,000 and as many as three years in jail, according to state law.