RAEFORD, N.C. (WNCN) — A baby was bitten in the face by a dog on Wednesday afternoon in Hoke County, officials said.
The incident involved a 10-month-old child and happened around 5:15 p.m. at 116 Falling Leaf Drive, according to the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said that the 18-year-old mother was not monitoring the baby when the incident happened.
The dog involved is a 12-year-old Shepherd mix, officials said.
The child was transported to the hospital for treatment of severe injuries to the face, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Authorities said that the dog is now in animal control custody and will be put down in a few days.