September 20, 2017
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Dog quarantined after child bitten in Jay

By Donna M. Perry, Lewiston Sun Journal

JAY, Maine — A 6-year-old boy was bitten in the face Sunday by a pit bull after the child got into a fenced-in area where the dog was kept on Main Street, Jay police secretary Donna Ladd said.

The dog, owned by Cory Melvin of Jay, is under quarantine for 10 days, she said.

The child was bitten near the mouth and was taken to a hospital for treatment, Ladd said.

Police Officer Russell Adams and Animal Control Officer Larry Wright are handling the case. The incident was reported at 11:23 a.m.

It is believed the child, who lives in the Main Street area, went through a hole in the fence to see the dog, Ladd said.

It was unknown Monday morning if the dog was up-to-date on its rabies vaccination, she said.

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