A Phoenix toddler is recovering after being attacked by a dog while on a family camping trip.
It happened Sunday at the Spillway Campground at Woods Canyon Lake.
The dog, a PIT BULL, belongs to the roommate of the little boy's mother.
The 3-year-old and his 6-year-old brothers were playing with some toys. The dog was chained to a tree. The dog apparently attacked after a toy was thrown near it.
A spokeswoman for the Coconino County Sheriff's Office said the little boy suffered "severe injuries to his face and scalp."
The child was in stable condition when he was flown to Phoenix Children's Hospital. It was not immediately known if the child was still in the hospital Tuesday.
It's not clear if the dog has a history of being aggressive.
Under Arizona law, the owner of the dog "is liable for damages suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner's knowledge of its viciousness."
The law also mandates quarantine for any dog (or cat) that bites a person.
If the owner does not have proof that the dog is up-to-date on its vaccinations, the 10-day quarantine must happen -- at the owner's expense -- at the pound or at a veterinary hospital. If the owner does have proof of vaccinations, he or she can request that the dog be quarantined at home or another county-approved location.
A bite victim can petition the court to determine if the animal is vicious, making it a possible threat to public safety. If a judge finds a dog to be vicious, there are a range of solutions that can be implemented, the most severe of which is having the animal put down.
The Coconino County Public Health Services District's Animal Management office handled the case.
Woods Canyon Lake is about a 2.25-hour drive northeast of Phoenix via State Route 87.