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Pit bull attack in Wis. sends boy to hospital

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CALEDONIA, Wis. (AP) -- Caledonia police say a 15-month-old boy was taken to the hospital after a pit bull attacked him, apparently over a cookie.

Officers were called about an animal bite around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday. Police found the young boy with severe facial tears, puncture wounds and missing teeth.

Police say the boy was sitting on the kitchen floor eating a cookie. The pit bull apparently bit the child trying to get the cookie out of the boy's mouth.

The boy was taken to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Police say the pit bull previously bit someone on the hand in 2009, requiring stitches.

The Journal Times reports the dog was turned over to the Wisconsin Humane Society. Police say the owner is not facing any charges but the investigation continues.

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