UPDATE: A 5-year-old girl was taken to CHKD with serious injuries after a dog attack. Portsmouth Police say they were dispatched for a dog bite around 5:30 on Sunday evening.
The girl was attacked by an 18-month-old AMERICAN BULLDOG and taken to CHKD by her family with serious injuries to her face, back, arms and stomach.
The 5-year-old’s injuries required plastic surgery on her face.
Her grandmother tells NewsChannel 3 that she is starting to recover.
The bulldog was taken by animal control for a mandatory 10 day quarantine.
Police are not sure how the dog got loose.
No charges have been filed because police are still investigating the incident.
Stay with WTKR.com for more on this developing story.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A 5-year-old girl is recovering in the hospital after she was attacked by her neighbor’s dog Sunday evening. Extended family members tell WAVY News’ Liz Palka the girl was scheduled for surgery as of late Sunday night. A picture shows the child has deep gashes that take up nearly her entire cheek. Her arm was also hurt in the attack.