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Police: Dog Bites Barling 2 Year Old In The Face

A Barling toddler was hospitalized Thursday night after being bitten in the face by a Mastiff dog, according to local police. Police said the 80-pound dog bit a...

A Barling toddler was hospitalized Thursday night after being bitten in the face by a Mastiff dog, according to local police.

Police said the 80-pound dog bit a two-year-old child inside the home at 201 13th St. in Barling. The toddler was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, according to the Barling Police Department.

The child suffered injuries to his face and neck, believed by police to be non-life-threatening.

Police said the Mastiff had not had any prior incidents and has been ordered to be quarantined for 10 days.