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Dog injures small child

Published 10:12am Thursday, May 2, 2013

A small child is recovering from wounds after police say a family pet got into a playpen with the child.

According to a release from the Ironton Police Department, officers were called to the St. Mary’s Medical Center Ironton Campus to meet with medical personnel who said a 17-month-old patient appeared to have injuries made by a dog.

The child received stitches to his ears and his body and face were covered with scratches, according to the release.

The release stated officers learned that the boy had been placed in a playpen while his mother took a shower. The family pet, believed to be a boxer/doberman mix, entered the playpen and injured the child.

The incident happened in the 1300 bock of S. First St., Ironton.

The dog was later located and taken to the Lawrence County Dog Shelter where it will be kept under quarantine, according to the release.

The case has been handed over to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and the Department of Job and Family Services.

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