Toddler ends up with 50 stitches after dog attack in Lincoln County

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LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. – Doctors are treating a two-year old at Kentucky Children’s Hospital after a pitbull bit the boy in the face.

The bite happened at a home in the East Moreland Trailer Park in Lincoln County..

Austin McClure, the toddler’s father, said that doctors told him it was the worst dog bite injury they have seen on a child.

“Tore into his face and ripped his nose pretty much clean off his face. They said the dog was out to kill. It wasn’t playing around.”

The injured boy, named Trenton, received 50 stitches to his face. Doctors say he will have to stay at UK for at least a week for treatment.

McClure has a lot of questions surrounding what happened to his son. he says the toddler was in the care of his ex-girlfriend at the time of the attack.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office did open an investigation, but the sheriff says the county attorney advised him that this would be handled as a civil matter.

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