On August 18, 2013, at approximately 10am, the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a child being bitten by a dog. The child was transported by personal vehicle to Magee General Hospital by the child’s mother, Melanie Bishop. Due to the bite injuries sustained to the child’s head, the child was later airlifted to University Medical Center for further treatment.
The dog was chained in an area in which the child was left unattended. The child’s mother was also bitten by the dog in her attempts to free the child. No charges have been filed at this time as the incident is still under investigation.
The dog was taken to a local veterinarian for testing.
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