Child bitten by dog in Dayton suffers facial wounds

Published: Monday, May 05, 2014 @ 5:57 PM
Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014 @ 10:38 PM

A 9-year-old child bitten by a pit bull - Shar-Pei mix Monday afternoon suffered two gashing facial wounds.

Dayton police said the girl was left alone in the house, in the 1100 block of Grafton Avenue, with the 2-and-a-half-year-old dog that belongs to her grandparents.

The grandmother was outside, working in the garden, police said.

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The child's condition was not immediately known, according to police. She was taken to Dayton Children's Hospital.

Police and medic unit were dispatched to the residence sometime after 5 p.m.

Police tell us the girl suffered two gashing wounds to her face, each believed to be four to five inches in length. One of the wounds was from her ear to her jaw. The other was from her nose to her jaw, according to police at the scene.

Joshua Cusick, with the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, said the child may have been playing with one of the dog's toys when the incident occurred.

The grandparents were given a citation because "Felony" was not properly licensed, police said.

A crew with the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center will quarantine the animal for 10 days to make sure it doesn't have rabies. One of the crew members at the scene said the dog likely will be euthanized.