HOUSTON – A toddler who was bitten in the face Tuesday by his grandmother’s mixed-breed dog was transported to the hospital via Life Flight, Stafford police said.
It happened at 1:22 p.m. as the grandmother was babysitting the child at her house in the 9700 block of Old Crest in Stafford.
The grandmother stated that while playing with her grandson, the Doberman-pincher mixed dog suddenly attacked the child.
The child was transported by Life Flight due to the severe injuries to his face.
A City of Stafford Animal Control officer took control of the dog and placed him in the animal control vehicle, where Stafford police said the animal "expired."
The Animal Control officer will have the remains processed for the possibility of rabies, police said.
The grandmother said she has had the dog since he was a puppy, but did not want him back.
Neighbors said they were not surprised to hear about the attack.
“Everybody that was around the dog told her to get rid of him because he was mean," Cindy Phillips said.
The toddler’s father arrived at the house after Life Flight took the boy to the hospital. He told KHOU 11 News Reporter Shern-Min Chow that his son is in stable condition and will be OK.