Published: Aug 25, 2010 6:03 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 25, 2010 3:04 AM EDT

GOLDEN GATE, Fla. - A pit bull was taken by Collier County Domestic Animal Services after it bit a baby.

The child's mother tells a traumatic story of protecting her one year old daughter after her roommate's pit bull got a a hold of the child's fingers through it's cage.

The owner of the dog tells WINK News she and her dog aren't the ones to blame. She claims the girl's mother does a poor job of watching the kids.

The dog will be held by DAS for up to 10 days while it's checked for rabies. A spokesperson for the agency believes the dog will be returned. The owner has plans to move out in the next couple of weeks.