CASSOPOLIS, Mich. — A 2-year-old received serious head injuries from being mauled by a dog at a home near Cassopolis, Michigan, on Sunday.
Around 5:40 p.m., the dog attacked the 2-year-old and a 6-year-old child in the 63000 block of Crooked Creek Road, which is southeast of Cassopolis. A 44-year-old woman jumped in to save the children from the attack and also was injured, according to the Cass County Sheriff's Department.
A MedFlight helicopter airlifted the 2-year-old to Memorial Hospital in South Bend for treatment of severe head trauma. The child later was airlifted again to Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis for more specialized care, the sheriff's department reported.
The child was in stable condition Monday.
The 7-year-old and 44-year-old both were treated and released at Lakeland Hospital in Niles for minor injuries.
Police did not release the breed of the dog involved. The sheriff's department took custody of it at the scene and turned it over to Cass County Animal Control, which will quarantine the dog for 10 days per Michigan animal laws and then decide what to do with it.
The sheriff's department was still investigating the incident and planned to turn over the information to the Cass County Prosecutor's Office, which will decide whether the dog's owner should face any criminal charges.
Pride Care Ambulance, Life Care Ambulance and the Penn Township, Mich., Fire Department also assisted at the scene.