The girl, aged 10, was bitten by what police believe to be an American Bulldog at a property in Britton Gardens, Kingswood, in the early hours of January 8.
She suffered an injury to her side following the incident and was taken to Bristol Children’s Hospital, which is where she is still believed to be receiving treatment.
A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said enquiries were ongoing. The dog was seized following the attack on the girl, which was reported to the emergency services between 2.30am and 3am.
Paramedics arrived at the scene first, dispatching a rapid response car and double-crewed ambulance.
Officers from Avon and Somerset Police were on the scene by 3am.
PC Sean Underwood, who attended the incident, wished the little girl a speedy recovery on social media.
Posting on his work Twitter account, PC Underwood said: “This was an awful incident for the team and I to attend on my last night shift. Hope the young girl is making a fast recovery.”
(Bristol Post UK - January 11, 2018)