San Tan Valley 2-year-old hospitalized after dog bite to the face

Posted at 4:16 PM, Jun 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-16 08:41:22-04

A 2-year-old girl was taken to the hospital Wednesday after she was bitten in the face by her family's dog at their San Tan Valley home.

A Rural Metro Fire Department spokesman said crews responded to the home near Bella Vista Road and Hunt Highway around 2 p.m.

The girl was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Pinal County spokesman Joe Pyritz told ABC15 the Golden Retriever-Chow mix was removed from the home by animal control officers who will keep the dog for 10 days, which is standard procedure in these types of situations.

The victim's family has set up a medical fund to help pay for her treatment.