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7-month-old dies after being bitten by family dog in Florida

Posted at 6:03 PM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 19:18:29-04

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A 7-month-old girl died after being bitten by the family dog in Clearwater, Fla.

Clearwater Fire & Rescue medics were called a residence on Friday after a report of a child bitten by a dog.

The child was transported to Mease Countryside Hospital, where she later died.

As per standard protocol, the Clearwater Police Department is conducting an investigation in conjunction with the Department of Children and Families.

The dog was a family pet and was taken to Pinellas County Animal Control.