A Forest Drive homeowner and her six-year-old son were taken to Danbury Hospital after being bitten by their dog around 9:45 this morning.
The 42-year-old woman and her child were treated for “non-life threatening, upper extremity injuries” at the scene, Fire Chief Heather Burford confirmed.
Police and EMS responders arrived at the scene along with dog warden David Coles. Officer Coles took the animal to the dog pound, where he quarantined it.
Police said there is an investigation into whether or not it should be put down.
Chief Burford added the victim’s suffered injuries to their arms and hands.
She said that the crew of responders described the dog as a pit bull, but could not confirm the dog’s breed or what may have provoked the attack.
On April 8, a West Lane resident in his late 20s sustained serious injuries to his face when his pit bull attacked him.
The victim had to undergo “multiple surgeries,” Chief Burford said.
The dog had been owned for more than a year.
An investigation concluded that the pit bull had not been provoked before the attack and the animal was put down.
More information on this story will appear in Thursday’s Press.