• 4-year-old child bitten by dog in St. Augustine


    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - A 4-year-old child was bitten in the cheek and under one eye by a dog Monday night in St. Augustine off County Road 208.

    St. Johns County Fire Rescue was called to the 2300 block of C.H. Arnold Road around 7:15 p.m.

    The child was transported to UF Health at Jacksonville and has non-life-threatening injuries.

    Animal Control responded to the area and the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office is investigating as well. 

    The owner of the dog tells Action News the child was a neighbor and inside his home at the time. The owner said the year-and-a-half-old bulldog had never done anything like that before.

    The owner allowed the dog to be taken away with Animal Control.

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