GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — A 7-year-old girl underwent four hours of surgery after being bitten in the face by a female dog with new puppies.

A female pit bull bit the girl on the side of her face Tuesday night after the child picked up one of the dog's puppies. The girl and the dog weren't being supervised by adults at the time and the puppies were less than a day old, said Central Nebraska Humane Society Executive Director Laurie Dethloff.

The dog and her puppies are being held at the Humane Society while the adult dog is being observed for the next 10 days, as required by law after a bite, Dethloff said.

A condition for the girl wasn't available Wednesday, but Dethloff said she didn't believe the injures were life-threatening.

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