Lawrence girl bitten when petting dog at festival
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.