A 1-year-old girl was taken to Children’s Hospital by Flight for Life Tuesday after she suffered severe facial injuries from a bite by her grandparents’ dog.
According to Racine police, the girl’s grandfather had the dog on a leash at their home in the 1700 block of Linden Avenue late Tuesday afternoon and was preparing to take the dog on a walk.
The dog, a male red nose pit bull, then unexpectedly turned around and bit the child.
The child’s grandparents took the girl to the emergency room at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints hospital, 3801 Spring St., where officers responded about 5:30 p.m., police Sgt. Jessie Metoyer said.
Flight for Life was called to take the girl to Children’s Hospital in Wauwatosa for emergency surgery, Metoyer said. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
The family has been cooperative, Metoyer said. The dog, which police say is up-to-date on vaccinations, has been quarantined at the home for 10 days, which Metoyer said is standard procedure.
Police are still investigating.