Young girl injured by family pet

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WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita police report that a 2-year-old girl was bitten by a family dog in southwest Wichita.

The dog was eating its food and got defensive when the child got too close to the dog’s food bowl.

The dog snapped at the girl and bit her in the ear which caused a significant amount of blood loss.

The girl was rushed to a local hospital initially in critical condition, but officers say the injury was not life threatening and she is expected to recover soon. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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