Six-year-old girl critically injured in Easter Sunday dog attack near Haliburton

Child and her mother were walking near their home when they were attacked by two Saint Bernard dogs

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A six-year-old girl is in critical condition in Toronto after an attack by two dogs in Dysart Et Al Township south of Haliburton on Easter Sunday (April 12).

Shortly before 4 p.m., officers with Haliburton Highlands OPP and emergency crews were called to an address on Gainforth Road to assist with a serious dog bite complaint.

A six-year-old girl and her mother were walking near their home when they were attacked by two Saint Bernard dogs.

The child’s bites were extensive and she was flown by Ornge air ambulance to a Toronto area trauma centre with critical injuries.

The mother’s injuries were listed as non-life threatening and she has been released from hospital.

Pending the outcome of this ongoing police investigation, the animals have been placed in quarantine outside of the community by order of the health unit.