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The young dog mauling victim at the center of an alleged hoax has arrived in Florida to be fitted with a new prosthetic eye.

3-year-old Victoria Wilcher arrived from Mississippi with her family to meet a Naples expert in prosthetics.

Wilcher has been in the spotlight recently after her grandmother claimed she was kicked out of a Mississippi KFC due her to her facial scars.

Though the chain restaurant denies that claim, which others have labeled a hoax, help is still be offering to the girl.

Wilcher was mauled by a pitbull and lost her right eye in the attack. Naples ocularist Raymond Peters plans to fit Wilcher for a new series of eyes.

Wilcher and her family expect to stay all week at the Inn at Pelican Bay in Naples and will be meeting throughout that time with Peters.

Her first appointment is Tuesday, and because she is so young she will be sedated during a series of three appointments this week.

On Friday, she is expected to have a new eye.



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Fried chicken chain KFC says two different investigations have not found any evidence that an employee asked a 3-year-old girl and her family to leave because injuries she suffered in a pit bull mauling disturbed customers.

KFC spokesman Rick Maynard said Tuesday the company considers the matter closed. He says an investigation by the franchise restaurant in Mississippi and an independent probe were done.

Attorney Bill Kellum, who represents the family of Victoria Wilcher, said a statement would be issued later Tuesday.

Maynard says KFC is still donating $30,000 to help with Victoria's medical bills.

Allegations that the child was asked to leave the restaurant were made earlier this month on the Facebook site Victoria's Victories, which has followed the child's recovery from the April attack.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)



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Was it all a hoax?

That's the question facing people who've rallied behind a 3-year-old girl in Mississippi. The girl's family said they were asked to leave a KFC franchise because an employee said the girl's injuries from a mauling by a pit bull were disturbing the other customers.

KFC says the restaurant's internal investigation couldn't verify that the incident took place. An outside investigator is now being hired.

A posting on a Facebook page set up for the girl is denying that it was a hoax.

KFC says its commitment of $30,000 to help with the child's medical bills won't be affected by the investigation's outcome.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)



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(WLBT) KFC has issued an apology after an employee allegedly asked a 3-year-old dog mauling victim to leave a Jackson, Mississippi restaurant because of her facial scars.

A Facebook post on "Victoria's Victories" Thursday outlined the incident, saying the little girl was asked by a KFC employee to leave a Jackson restaurant because her appearance was disturbing some of the patrons.

The child was badly injured in a pit bull attack in April.

In addition to the apology KFC has vowed to fully investigate the incident and donate $30,000 to help with Victoria Wilcher's medical bills.

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