Toddler Injured In Waco Dog Attack Taken To Temple For Surgery

By: Matt Howerton Email
By: Matt Howerton Email
A toddler who was seriously injured in a dog attack in a Waco neighborhood has been transferred to a Temple hospital for surgery, a family friend said Friday.

(Photo by Matt Howerton)

WACO (May 30, 2014) A 2-year-old girl who was attacked by a dog late Thursday afternoon in a North Waco neighborhood has been transferred from Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center to McLane Children’s Hospital in Temple for surgery, a family friend said Friday.

Cynthia Wills had no further details.

The girl was bitten on the head, face, shoulder and arms, but was conscious and crying when paramedics arrived.

Officers and paramedics were dispatched late Thursday afternoon to a home at 2019 Summer Ave. in response to the incident.

Wills pulled up outside the house just after the attack and administered first aid to the girl before police and paramedics arrived.

Animal control officers took custody of the dog, which police said was chained in the yard of a neighbor’s home.

It wasn’t clear whether the animal was provoked before the attack.

The incident is under investigation.

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