LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Lamar County toddler is in the hospital, recovering from injuries after being attacked and bitten by a dog Friday afternoon. The incident happened about 5 p.m. inside a residence near Richburg Road, according to Lamar County sheriff Danny Rigel.
He says the 7-month-old was bitten in the face by a pit bull.
The child was taken by private vehicle to the hospital, where surgery was performed. Rigel says the child's injuries are not life-threatening.
Rigel says the dog has been quarantined and he isn't sure what provoked the attack.
He says the child's parents and the dog's owner were roommates.