Child airlifted after being attacked by dog in Evergreen

American bulldog

Photo of the dog accused of attacking a child in Evergreen on March 4, 2014. (Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

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EVERGREEN, Colo. — A young child was airlifted after being attacked by a family dog in Evergreen on Tuesday afternoon, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

According to the sheriff’s office, which confirmed the incident in a tweet around 12:45 p.m., the child was attacked in the 4700 block of Pine Road, which is just south of Evergreen Lake and just east of Evergreen Golf Course.

The 14-month-old was also airlifted away from the scene of the attack, straight to Children’s Hospital in Aurora. That’s where the family was at the toddler’s side Tuesday night.

Later, the sheriff’s office confirmed the dog had been contained inside the home and captured by Animal Control.

It was taken to an animal shelter where it will be observed for ten days for any signs of rabies.

A decision about whether the dog will be destroyed will be made after that.

One neighbor says the owners of the American bulldog kept it on a tight leash and it was never seen running around the neighborhood.

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