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A one-year-old boy suffered a dog bite to his eye, this weekend when the family Labrador turned on him while they were in the backyard, according to Overland Park Police.

Neighbors told officials they were shocked that the dog bit the child. The dog has never been a problem or aggressive prior to this incident.

“I don’t expect that out of a lab. I know labs, I know dogs; absolutely not. He’s always been a friendly dog, always came on command, if he ever called the dog. So I’m just totally shocked,” said a neighbor.

The child was treated and released from the hospital. The dog bite did not cause permanent injury to his eye. The dog is being held by Animal Control while the investigation is complete.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury from a dog bite, please visit our section on Dog Bites for more information.

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