Three people in Sioux Falls received medical attention after an attack by a family dog Monday afternoon in the 4300 block of S. Bedford Avenue, Animal Control officer Missy John said.
Two of the victims, a mother and daughter, were residents of the home, and a third victim was a visiting friend.
The three were trying to secure the dog, a GERMAN SHEPHERD, in a room when the dog became aggressive and lashed out. The daughter, a juvenile, lost the tip of her finger to a dog bite.
The other two victims had severe bites in the arm and face with a lot of puncture wounds, John said.
Animal control responded just before 11 a.m. Monday. The dog was contained within the home, and it was later euthanized and sent in for rabies testing.
John said this incident serves as a reminder for pet owners to make sure dogs are up-to-date on rabies vaccinations. She said it is also important to make sure dog bites are reported to Animal Control.