3-year-old girl recovering after being bitten in face by dog in Ocean Beach

SAN DIEGO - A 3-year-old girl is recovering at Rady Children's Hospital after being bitten in the face by a dog in Ocean Beach on Saturday.

A witness tells 10News the girl was walking on the sidewalk when she walked over to the dog. She knelt down in the dog’s direction and the dog lunged at the girl and bit her, knocking her to the ground.

Police, firefighters and animal control responded. 10News was told the owner was cited, but the dog was not taken away.

The child remains hospitalized Sunday in stable condition. She is expected to be OK.

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