UTAH -- Police say a 9-year-old girl was rushed to Logan Regional Hospital on Tuesday after she was bit in the face by a family member’s dog in an unprovoked attack.
According to Logan Police Capt. Tyson Budge, the girl was at her grandparent’s home in Logan, where an out-of-town family member was visiting for the holidays, along with his male pit bull.
The child and the dog had interacted numerous times over a two-day period with no cause for alarm, according to police.
On Tuesday, the dog reportedly allowed the girl to pet him before he went outside, but when he came back inside a short time later, Budge said he suddenly lunged at her and bit her in the face, causing serious injury.
The child’s grandfather pulled the dog away from the child, and the dog went after him as well before the dog owner entered the room and got the dog under control.
The child was immediately taken into surgery to repair some of the damage to her face, but her condition is unknown.
Budge said the dog will be quarantined for 10 days as required by law and faces possible euthanization after that period has lapsed.
(Herald Journal News - Nov 24, 2015)