A 3-year-old child was hospitalized after being bitten in the head by a dog Sunday morning at an East Palatka home.
The child sustained “significant injuries to his head and ear” when bitten by the dog – apparently a PIT BULL – about 11 a.m. at the home in the 100 block of East Warren Avenue. The youngster was airlifted to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.
Updated information about the child’s condition wasn’t available. The youngster had been sitting on the floor playing with toy trucks, when the family dog attacked for an as-yet unknown reason. A county animal control officer seized the dog, which is being quarantined during the ongoing investigation, the Sheriff’s Office said