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Police search for pet owner after dog attacks child in Mississauga

Last Updated Sep 24, 2018 at 7:58 am EDT

A Peel Regional Police cruiser is seen in an undated file photo. HANDOUT/Twitter

Peel police are asking for the public’s help tracking down a dog and its owner after a young child was attacked in Mississauga over the weekend.

The incident happened on Sunday afternoon at a leash-free dog park in the Highway 403 and Eglinton Avenue area.

Police told 680 NEWS the three-year-old girl was with a family member in the park when she was bitten in the neck by a black and white husky.

The child was taken to hospital with serious injuries but her condition has since been stabilized.

Police said the dog’s owner spoke briefly with the girl’s family member and then left.

He is described as South Asian, in his early 20s, about five feet six inches tall with a heavy build and clean shaven. He was last seen wearing orange shorts and glasses.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact investigators.