Pit bull that bit toddler's face expected to be euthanized Tuesday

Christine Leclair with her infant daughter Cali, who was attacked and bitten by a pitbull inside...

Christine Leclair with her infant daughter Cali, who was attacked and bitten by a pitbull inside their Draffin Court home Sunday, April 27, 2014. Submitted photo / Facebook

Susan Sherring, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:10 PM ET

OTTAWA — A pit bull terrier that nearly bit a 14-month-old girl’s nose off is expected to be euthanized Tuesday.

“We do not have the dog. We are in discussions with the dog owner who has given us an indication that he will have the dog euthanized,” city bylaw boss Susan Jones said. “We are expecting that (the owner) wanted to wait until (Monday) to take his dog to his own vet.”

On Sunday morning, 14-month-old Cali Leclair was playing in her home when the dog attacked, its teeth ripping into her face and nearly severing her nose. Paramedics described her injuries as “multiple severe lacerations.”

The toddler was rushed to hospital with her mother Christine Leclair.

The injuries weren’t considered life-threatening, and according to a message sent to friends, Leclair was bedside all day as surgeons worked on her daughter.

The attack occurred just a day after the family took in the pit bull — a five-year-old male named Boss.


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