WAUSAU, Wis (WSAU) A 7-year-old girl was bitten in the face by a pit bull on Wausau's east side on Sunday.
The dog was on a leash, and was tied in a backyard that the victims family shared with a neighbor who lives on the other side of a duplex. The girl was warned to stay further back from the dog.
The dog named Spike lunged at her, and bit her on the face. She was taken by ambulance to Wausau Aspirus Hospital. The dog is now under quarantine at the Marathon County Humane Society. And the dog's owners have been ticketed for keeping an unlicensed pet, and for not having proof that the animal had its shots.