Family dog is in custody 
after biting 8-month-old

A Mesa County sheriff’s deputy investigates a Fruitvale home on Tuesday evening where an 8-month-old baby was bitten by the family dog.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department opened an investigation Tuesday night after an 8-month-old girl was bitten by a family dog in Fruitvale.

Deputies were called on a report of a bite, which involved a pit bull, around 7 p.m. at a home in the 500 block of Ronlin Street, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. The dog had been secured inside the home by the time deputies arrived, the release said.

The girl and her mother were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital, while Mesa County Animal Services took custody of the dog.

The Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday said the infant’s condition was unknown. Animal Services Director Penny McCarty couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday.

Nobody answered the door Wednesday at the house where the girl was bitten.


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