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1-Year-Old Bitten On Face By Family Dog.

A year old girl was rushed to hospital after she was bitten on the face by her family dog in Adelaide, Australia, on Thursday evening.

The baby suffered serious facial wounds after her family dog, a kelpie, attacked her at their home. Emergency personnel reached the home after an alarm was raised. The girl was listed stable and was recovering. The dog, on the other hand, was euthanized on the family's request.

Neighbors said they heard the girl screaming in pain.

Beverley Quinlish, one of the neighbors, said, "I think it's awful, it's heartbreaking," ( Yahoo 7 reported.

The incident comes to light less than a week after an 11-month-old girl was attacked by her family dog in Lobethal.

Local residents were worried about the dogs in the locality as they were increasing in number and were vicious.

Alexandra Hellwich, a resident, said, "My heart goes out to that poor child and that family. That's awful, really awful to hear."

Urging parents to take care of their pet dogs, Irana Storoszczuk, with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said, "Young children are always going to be a risk because you can't control what they're going to do to that dog."

"Always invest in baby gates and play pens and keep them completely separated, contact should be 100 percent supervised," she added.

In a ( similar incident earlier in March, a 6-month-old baby was mauled to death by a dog at his babysitter's home in North Carolina. The babysitter went to clean the backseat of the car after seating the baby in the living room. She suddenly heard her mother scream and ran back inside the home to find the baby being attacked by her boxer/pit bull mix dog. The baby was immediately airlifted to a local hospital where he succumbed to injuries. The investigation was ongoing and it was unclear if the babysitter faced charged. The canine, on the other hand, was taken by the Rowan County Animal Control.

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Publication:International Business Times - US ed.
Date:Mar 15, 2019
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