Toddler recovering after being injured in Anderson Co. dog attack

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ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - An Anderson County toddler went to the hospital Wednesday after being attacked by a pit bull.

The attack happened at a home on North Main St. in Lawrenceburg.

The two-year-old boy suffered puncture wounds to the face and arms when the family’s pit bull bit him around nine a.m. Wednesday, Lawrenceburg Police Dept. officials said.

The boy was later taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Neighbor Ronald Clark says its a shock to him and the neighborhood. He says the pit bull always seemed to be friendly but now his attention goes to thinking about the child.

"I feel very sorry for the family because they are wonderful people and the little one. I hope everything gets good."

Although the child will walk away from the attack, Anderson County public health director Tim Wright, says the emotional toll could be just as damaging as the bite.

"As a child I was bit by a dog and it took years for me to get over it and really trust the animals. It's a terrifying event for the child."

Officials are now awaiting the results from a rabies test they took on the dog but if found negative the child will not have to go through post exposure shots.

Police were not sure what led to the attack.

The mother of the child plans on removing the dog from the house, police said.