New family dog bites 20-month-old girl on face
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A 20-month-old girl is in the hospital after being bitten by a family dog in Wilmington. New Hanover County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says the girl is in surgery for major lacerations to her face.
Wilmington Police Department spokesman Det. Kevin Smith says it happened at a home on Southgate Road.
New Hanover County Animal Control Services has the dog, a boxer, in custody. Brewer says the family adopted the dog earlier this week from an elderly woman, but there was no indication had any history of aggression upon adoption. Brewer says the child’s mother expressed some concerns recently about the dog, though.
Brewer says the dog will be quarantined for ten days. After that point, the owner can claim it. If not, the dog will be euthanized.
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