Child attacked by dog on Walnut Lane in North Augusta

November 1, 2018 GMT

The North Augusta Department of Public Safety responded Wednesday afternoon to an animal attack on a child on Walnut Lane.

The child was attacked by the family dog, who was a “rescue pet,” said Lt. Tim Thornton, with North Augusta Public Safety.

The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital to seek medical attention, Thornton said.

The dog is now custody as police are still investigating the incident.