Baby bitten in face by dog in Hoke County, deputies say

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.

news-app-download-apple-350x50news-app-download-android-350x50

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.

1 thought on “Baby bitten in face by dog in Hoke County, deputies say

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s