Portsmouth girl taken to CHKD with severe injuries after dog attack

Posted at 11:19 PM, Sep 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-21 18:04:49-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - A 5-year-old girl was taken to CHKD with serious injuries after a dog attack.

Portsmouth Police say they were dispatched for a dog bite around 5:30 on Sunday evening.

The girl was attacked by an 18-month-old American Bulldog and taken to CHKD by her family with serious injuries to her face, back, arms and stomach.

The 5-year-old's injuries required plastic surgery on her face.

Her grandmother tells NewsChannel 3 that she starting to recover.

The bulldog was taken by animal control for a mandatory 10 day quarantine.

Police are not sure how the dog got loose.

No charges have been filed because police are still investigating the incident.

Stay with for more on this developing story.