2-year-old Girl Attacked by Dog at Big Lake Kennel

A 2-year-old girl visiting a Big Lake dog kennel was attacked by a dog and seriously injured.

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ANCHORAGE – A 2-year-old girl visiting a Big Lake dog kennel was attacked by a dog and seriously injured. Alaska State Troopers say Elin Shuck suffered wounds Friday to her neck and jugular vein.

She was flown to Providence Alaska Medical Center and reported stable Saturday.

Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said that Elin and her family were visiting the kennel to tend to eight sled dogs they board there.

The girl's father, Brody Shuck, says his wife and three children were walking a dog when another dog broke from its tether and attacked Elin. The girl's mother pulled the dog off and it attacked a second time.

Matanuska-Susitna Borough animal control officers have seized the dog.

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