A 16-month-old Omaha boy was suffered several dog bites to his face in an attack by his family's pitbull.
The toddler was attacked Thursday about noon and was taken to Creighton University Medical Center. The boy's condition wasn't available Friday.
The pitbull, a 2-year-old female named Beautiful, is under a 10-day rabies quarantine at the Nebraska Humane Society, said Mark Langan, vice president of field operations for the Humane Society.
Beautiful was up-to-date on her vaccinations, Langan said, and her owners had met all of the stiff city-required standards for keeping a pitbull in Omaha.
The dog's owners have turned over Beautiful to the Humane Society, he said, and the pitbull will be put down after the rabies quarantine expires.
The Humane Society has no record of any previous reports on trouble with the dog, Langan said. No citations are planned in the matter, he said.
Adults were in the home near 72nd and Ellison Avenue at the time of the attack, Langan added.
— Jay Withrow