Police: 3-year-old girl mauled by dog in Waynesboro

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WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- A 3-year-old girl was mauled by a pit bull after wandering into her neighbor's yard, according to Waynesboro police.

It happened in the area of Elkin Circle in Waynesboro on Wednesday afternoon..

The small child was transported to Augusta Health with non-life threatening injuries and is being treated for cuts and punctures to her skin.

The dog's owner took the animal to the Shenandoah Valley Animal Service Center where it will be kept for a quarantine period.

The case remains under investigation, according to a Waynesboro Police Department official.