A nearly- 1-year-old child has been seriously injured after she was bitten by a dog in Lakewood.
After arriving on the scene, officials found the child with a critical injury to the left ear, head and neck on Saturday night. The child was transported by Medevac to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

An official close to the investigation tells TheLakewoodScoop.com  the "large brown dog" as it is described by Sergeant Glenn Clayton, did not belong to the family of the victim. The Asbury Park Press reports the dog is believed to be a bulldog or pit bull

Several agencies were called in after the incident, including Animal Control. Authorities continue to investigate the cause and circumstances of the attack.

The girl's mother was present when the attack occurred.