JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old Florida girl was severely bitten by a dog her family was watching while its owners were on vacation.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter that the child was unresponsive when first responders arrived at the home on Sunday morning. Several dogs were in the house at the time of the attack. Other children and a parent were also in the home.
#JSO is investigating a dog attack in an Arlington home. Six year old child is in life-threatening condition. Family was watching the dog that attacked for someone who was on vacation. #JAX #Jacksonville pic.twitter.com/tTt2qOWmBj
— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) July 15, 2018
Sheriff’s officials say the dog appears to be a pit bull mixed breed.
The dog was removed from the home and authorities are continuing to investigate.