Child Bitten By Dog  

Joco News LogoA 7 year-old girl was taken to the hospital for treatment Thursday evening after being bitten by a dog. The animal attacked the young girl in the 300 block of Dundee Street around 7:30pm, according to a Smithfield Police report.

Interim Smithfield Police Chief Keith Powell says it appears the dog was able to escape from a nearby home and bite the young girl.  Animal control was called in to assist police with the investigation including a check on whether the animal had been vaccinated.

The child’s injuries were not serious.