A 7-year-old Baldwin girl was hospitalized after being bitten on the face and arm by a dog at the Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin, Baldwin Police Chief Mike McKenna said.
It happened around 2 p.m. Sunday near Sixth and High streets when the girl asked to pet a mixed-breed dog and the dog attacked her.
McKenna said the girl required 35 stitches and may need plastic surgery.
McKenna said the dog had been taken to a local animal hospital for observation Monday and it wasn't known whether the owner would be cited. The dog was on a leash, he said.