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Manatee Co., FL-- A three-year-old toddler was hospitalized and a dog was shot after a pit bull reportedly bit the child in the face sometime around noon today.
According to reports, Animal Control received the call about the bite sometime around noon Thursday.
When they, along with a Manatee County deputy, arrived to the home off of the 3300 block of 13th St. East, those inside "refused to answer the door," reports say.
That's when the deputy began to walk to the back of the home, only to be met by a second dog.
The second dog, reportedly also a pit bull, lunged at the deputy, so she shot her gun and struck the dog in the right front paw.
The dog was reportedly taken by the owners to a local vet to receive treatment, and Animal control impounded the other dog, who bit the toddler.
After the child was treated at Manatee Memorial Hospital, he was released.