Archive for Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Lawrence girl bitten when petting dog at festival

October 24, 2006

A 7-year-old Lawrence girl was hospitalized after being bitten on the face and arm by a dog at the Maple Leaf Festival, Baldwin Police Chief Mike McKenna said.

It happened around 2 p.m. Sunday near Sixth and High streets when the girl asked to pet a mixed-breed dog and the dog attacked her.

McKenna said the girl required 35 stitches and may need plastic surgery.

McKenna said the dog had been taken to a local animal hospital for observation Monday and it wasn't known whether the owner, who lives in Baldwin, would be cited. The dog was on a leash, he said.

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