A 17-month-old girl was taken by Lifeflight of Maine to an area hospital Tuesday evening after being bitten by a dog, The Times Record reports.

The toddler from Wiscasset suffered serious injuries to her eye, and police said she would likely be taken to a Boston hospital.

The girl was with the dog’s owners at their Raymond Road home just after 6 p.m. Suddenly, the 8-year-old boxer “went after the child,” Topsham police Detective Robert Ramsay told The Times Record.

The dog is under quarantine at Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick, and is current on its rabies vaccinations.

Ramsay told the paper that police had no history of problems with the dog, which had spent time with the child previously. He said he believes the dog’s owners will opt to have it destroyed.

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