Boy, 3, sta­ble af­ter bite by fam­ily dog

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

A three-year-old boy in Hamil­ton’s east end was taken to hospi­tal af­ter his fam­ily’s dog bit him on the head Wed­nes­day.

The boy was in “sta­ble con­di­tion,” but still needed care at the hospi­tal, EMS Dis­trict 2 su­per­vi­sor Jeff Dun­ford said.

Paramedics and po­lice re­ceived the call to the Ross­lyn Av­enue North res­i­dence be­tween Main Street East and Dun­smure Road around 6:30 p.m.

Staff Sgt. Steve Hahn said the child’s parents were at home when the at­tack hap­pened, not­ing “noth­ing un­to­ward” con­trib­uted to the dog’s be­hav­iour.

Call­ing it an “iso­lated in­ci­dent,” Hahn said the dog may have re­acted to some­thing the young­ster did.

“An­i­mal con­trol was ad­vised. It was an iso­lated in­ci­dent.”

Hahn said he wasn’t fa­mil­iar with an­i­mal con­trol’s pro­to­col in such a sit­u­a­tion.

“As I un­der­stand it, the dog will not be re­moved from the home.”

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