SPRING HILL, Fla. — A 16-month-old child was hospitalized on Monday afternoon after being bitten in the head by a family dog.
According to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 1:55 p.m. the toddler was playing with the dog under the supervision of the child's mother, when she was bitten.
"She was screaming 'help me with my baby' so I put my stuff down, let it all go and ran over to her," said neighbor Maureen O'Brien.
The child suffered traumatic injuries as a result of the dog bite. Physicians say she had multiple puncture wounds and two skull fractures. But the wounds were not life threatening and she is expected to make a full recovery.