UPDATE: 8 mo. old attacked by dog

By: Nick Rothschild Email
By: Nick Rothschild Email

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) UPDATE: The Mesa County Sheriff's Office has determined the events that occurred are not criminal, and no charges will be filed.

KKCO 11 News has been in contact with the 8-month-old girl's father, who says she is in stable condition.

Currently this dog is under rabies quarantine at the Mesa County Animal Services shelter. No further action will be taken until the quarantine period has been completed, which typically takes about 10 days.

A neighbor, who chose to remain anonymous, said this family is very attentive and would never do anything to neglect their daughter.

Mesa County Animal Services and the Mesa County Sheriff's Office both declined to be interviewed regarding this incident.

An infant was hospitalized after the Mesa County Sheriff's Office says she was bitten by a Pit bull on Tuesday night.

The Clifton Fire Department and Mesa County Sheriff's Office responded to to a report that a family dog had bitten an infant in the 500 block of Ronlin Street in Clifton around 7:00 p.m.

Animal control took the dog into custody while the infant was taken to St. Mary's Hospital.

The Sheriff's Office will be working with animal control to investigate the incident.

According to a news release from the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, the status of the infant is unknown at this time. The case remains open and under investigation.

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