Police: 4-year-old Milan boy hospitalized after dog bites him in face
A 4-year-old Milan boy and his father were taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after a dog bit the boy in the face and the father on the arm, police said.
Neither had life-threatening injuries.
Milan police were dispatched to a home in the 300 block of Ann Marie Street after receiving a report that a boy had been bitten in the face by a dog, said Milan police Chief Gerard Scherlinck.
The boy's family was watching the dog, described as a pit bull/boxer mix, for relatives.
“The 4-year-old ... went to embrace or kiss the dog and got bit in the face,” Scherlinck said.
The boy’s father, who is in his 30s, intervened and was bitten on his arm.
The dog was turned over to the Monroe County Animal Control, Scherlinck said.
The boy remained in the hospital Monday night with facial injuries. Police did not know his medical status Tuesday.