Chatham-Kent Police Service cruiser, July 23, 2015. (Photo by Mike Vlasveld)

Toddler Attacked By Dogs

A toddler is being treated at a Michigan hospital after a dog attack in Wallaceburg.

Chatham-Kent police say two children, a 6-year-old boy and a 3-year-old boy, along with their babysitter were tobogganing at Jaycee Park around 5pm Monday.

Police say two dogs escaped from a nearby home and went after the 3-year-old. The 6-year-old ran for safety while the babysitter and two bystanders tried to pry the dogs from the child.

The toddler was taken to the Sydenham District Hospital but has since been transferred to a Michigan hospital. The babysitter received treatment at the local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The two dogs have been seized by PAWR Animal Rescue and are being held in quarantine.

Police are investigating and are looking to speak with anyone who has information regarding the attack. Those who do are asked to contact Constable Ed Vannoord at edmondv@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 8668.