Normandy police search for dog who viciously attacked toddler

NORMANDY, Mo. – A toddler is recovering after she was attacked by a large dog on Sunday, December 23.

Doctors had to stitch 2-year-old Dionne Howard’s face and use leech therapy to try to aid her after this vicious dog attack.

Luckily, she’s holding strong.

Howard’s dad, Donte, says she had just arrived at her great-grandmother’s house on Wooddale Lane near Bermuda Road in Normandy when the family spotted an unknown dog in the area.

At the time, the dog showed no signs of aggression, but to get it away her father shook a coat. That is when the dog lunged at the toddler, bit her in the face, then ran away.

Relatives then rushed her to the hospital.

The search for the dog continues; it is described as being stocky with white and tan markings.

If you may have seen this dog or know anything, you are encouraged to call the Normandy Police at 314-385-3300.

Family members say the two-year-old is not complaining of pain, but she is scheduled to see a plastic surgeon Friday.

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