RCMP are investigating after a toddler was allegedly bitten by a dog while at a day home and required up to 80 stitches in hospital.

Halifax District RCMP say they were notified on Wednesday morning that a two-year-old had been in surgery for “most of the night” at the IWK Health Centre. According to RCMP, the child had been bitten by a dog in Middle Sackville on Tuesday.

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“The child required between 75-80 stitches as a result of the bite,” police noted in a news release.

Police say they learned the bite happened while the child was at a day home  and “that the owner of the day home had not contacted police or called for an ambulance after the child suffered the bite.”

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The province’s Department of Community Services and municipality’s animal compliance section are assisting RCMP with their investigation.


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