GIBSONTON — A 2-year-old girl received stitches and is in stable condition at Tampa General Hospital after a Labrador mix bit her face Sunday, authorities said.
Two-year-old Alessandra Landrum was with her parents, Breanna and Robert Landrum, at Brian Moore's home at 7705 Dragon Flip Loop, according to Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
Alessandra had spent the afternoon petting, feeding and giving snacks to Moore's dog, a Labrador mix about 3 or 4 years old. The family was in the backyard around 7:05 p.m. when Alessandra fell down and the dog bit her face, leaving teeth wounds around her hairline and face.
Alessandra was transported to Tampa General Hospital where she received stitches, officials said. She is in stable condition.
Hillsborough County Animal Services took possession of the dog.