Girl seriously injured following dog attack on East 7th Street

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A young girl was transferred to a Colorado medical facility Wednesday after she was reportedly bitten by a dog on East 7th Street, Gillette police said Thursday.

Officers responded to the area after it was reported that a 6-year-old girl had sustained “serious injuries” when she was bitten on her face by a dog around 5:30 p.m. May 11, according to Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson.

The dog was described as a 75-pound mixed breed that the girl had been playing with at the time of the incident, Wasson said, adding officers did not locate the animal at the scene.

Officers did contact the dog’s owner, a 31-year-old woman, who was cited for having a vicious animal, per Wasson.

The dog was not found at an alternate address, Wasson continued, adding the report available on May 12 did not state whether the dog was current on its rabies vaccine.