Eau Claire County Sheriff's officials say a young girl and her mother are hospitalized Thursday after they were attacked by a dog at their home.
Sheriff's authorities say five year old Josephine Shadick was inside her home on Blakeley Avenue around 10:30 this morning when the pit bull suddenly rushed past her mother and lunged at her.
Authorities say the girl was repeatedly bitten in the face. The girl's mother, 27 year old Jessica Shadick tried to intervene and also was bitten.
The two were taken to Sacred Heart Hospital where their conditions are unknown at this time.