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Pit bull mix bites local 1-month-old baby

Cary Ashby • Updated May 2, 2016 at 11:54 PM

GREENWICH — A family dog bit a 1-month-old girl in the village.

The incident happened Monday morning at 22 Main St., Greenwich.

“A family pet bit a 1-month-old baby,” Greenwich Police Chief Steve Dorsey said. “I was the first officer there.

“The baby was laying on the floor. The mother was taking a shower. She heard the baby crying. She saw the dog had bit the baby,” he added.

North Central EMS transported the baby to Mercy Willard Hospital.

“The baby was transported to Toledo,” said Dorsey, who declined to talk about the child’s injuries.

The Tri-Community Joint Fire District was dispatched to the residence. Chief David Seidel declined to comment. Dorsey said by the time North Central had loaded the baby into an ambulance, no firefighters had responded. 

Dorsey said the family had no previous problems with the dog, a pit bull mix that is 7 to 8 years old.

“The Huron County dog warden took it to be quarantined for 10 days. A veterinarian will exam it then. The family doesn’t want the dog,” the chief said.

Dog warden Gary Ousley confirmed the dog has been quarantined and discussed its temperament.

“The dog was perfectly fine. We’ve had it here in the office and it’s been fine. It’s been friendly with (Officer) Josh (Jasinski) and me,” Ousley said. “I don’t see the temperament of this dog to be aggressive.”

The dog warden’s office is waiting for photos from police and feedback from the dog owner. Ousley said once his officers speak to the owner, they will know what the next step is after the mandatory quarantine.

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