Dog bites Austintown girl in face


A 6-year old girl was bitten by a neighbor's dog Wednesday night.

A resident of the 300 block of South Edgehill Avenue reported to officers that her daughter was playing in a neighbor's yard on the same block at 8:58 p.m. Wednesday.

The report said an officer observed the 6-year old to have a "severe laceration to the left eye and face" and a puncture wound to her right upper arm and her right shoulder.

The girl was transported to St. Elizabeth Health Center for treatment.

The dog's owner said the girl was over playing in his yard with a 9-year old American Staffordshire dog and the dog was on a leash in the front yard. The owner thought the girl had gone home and heard the girl scream and found the injuries.

The owner said the dog is up to date on all shots and vaccinations.

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