The owners of four dogs that attacked a 7-year-old in Murupara have been charged and will appear in court next month.
Sakurako Uehara was mauled by the Staffordshire bull terrier-cross dogs on March 3. She remains in a serious but stable condition in Middlemore Hospital.
After a police investigation, the two owners of the dogs have been summonsed to appear in court jointly charged with owning a dog which causes serious injury, an offence under Section 58 of the Dog Control Act.
If the two accused are convicted they face a maximum penalty of three years' imprisonment, a $20,000 fine, or both.
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Following the attack, the owners immediately had the dogs put down.
The pair will appear in the Rotorua District Court on April 17.
Sakurako faces years of reconstructive surgery to repair extensive wounds to most of her body.
She suffered more than 100 bites to her face, limbs and almost every part of her body.