An 11-year-old Kenny girl trusted her dog, a 5-year-old pit bull she had raised from a puppy.
But around 8 p.m. Tuesday, the dog turned vicious while playing with the girl in the backyard of her house on the 5600 block of Morgan Avenue.
The pit bull bit her on the face, leaving several scratches and lacerations.
The girl’s father drove her to Hennepin County Medical Center after EMS examined her at the scene.
Animal Control responded and took the pit bull into custody.
UPDATE 4:43 p.m. 5/17/12: Minneapolis Animal Care and Control .