Baby attacked by pit bull in Fall River

By News Staff

news@abc6.com

A baby was attacked by a pit bull at a home on Orange Street in Fall River Tuesday.

The family tells ABC6 the dog latched onto the child’s head for several minutes before being pulled off, cutting the back of the baby’s head and partially severing her ear.

The family says the dog usually isn’t violent, but is jealous of the baby.

The child was rushed to Hasbro for treatment and her injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

The pit bull was taken by Animal Control Officers.

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