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Family dog attacks Turlock infant
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A 6-month-old girl sustained injuries when the family’s pitbull dog suddenly attacked her.

The child suffered lacerations to her head, chin and neck from the Friday morning attack, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Steve Rodrigues.

The incident was reported at 9:45 a.m. Friday at an apartment in the 1000 block of Geer Road.

The infant was in a baby jumper eating a snack when the dog attacked, Rodrigues said.

“The mother heard a noise and saw the dog biting the child. She was able to intervene and get the child away,” Rodrgiues said.

The extent of the child’s injuries prompted a call for an air ambulance, which landed at Crowell Elementary School. The child was flown to UC Davis Medical Center. Her exact condition is unknown at this time.

The family voluntary surrendered the dog to the police department and it is being kept in quarantine at the animal shelter to verify it is not rabid. Rodrigues did not know what would happen to the dog after the quarantine period.

Rodrigues said the police department did not have any prior history of dog bites at the family’s residence.