A dog has been placed on quarantine at the Lincoln County Animal Shelter after authorities said it bit a toddler on the face and neck.
The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at a residence located on the 1100 block of Confederate Road in Lincolnton, according to Kim Green, training coordinator for Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services.
Green said upon that arrival at the home, EMS crew discovered that an Alaskan Malamute mix dog had bitten a 4-year-old boy, causing neck and facial wounds. While the victim was immediately transported to Carolinas Medical Services-Lincoln, authorities considered his injuries to be non-life-threatening.
Green said the boy fell on top of the dog, causing the animal to bite him. The dog was up-to-date on his rabies vaccination but has been placed on â€œbite quarantineâ€ at the county animal shelter, authorities said.
Responding agencies included Southfork Fire Department and Lincoln County Sheriffâ€™s deputies.