3-Year-old mauled by neighbor's dog, has severe facial injuries

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Boy suffered severe facial injuries

SURPRISE - A 3-year-old was reportedly mauled by a neighbor's dog.

The incident happened on Saturday just before 7 p.m. in the 15300 block of W. Gelding Dr. in Surprise.

Police tell 3TV the child was with his parents at a gathering in their neighbor's backyard when a German shepherd mix attacked the child without warning.

The child suffered severe facial injuries and was taken by medical chipper to a Phoenix hospital. His injuries appear to be non-life-threatening.

The dog was taken by Animal Care and Control officers for quarantine by police in Surprise. The attack remains under investigation.