PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - A Panama City Beach mother has been arrested after police say her child was attacked by a dog while she was high on drugs.
According to Panama City Beach Police, on April 30, Cassie Anthony left her 1-year-old daughter alone in the living room for almost an hour.
During that time, they say the toddler was attacked by a pit bull. The dog had reportedly bit her in the face and she suffered injuries so severe that she needed to be rushed to the hospital for immediate surgery.
The police report states that Anthony was under the influence of an "illicit narcotic drug" during the attack.
Anthony is facing charges of neglect of a child with great bodily injuries.
A Florida woman is facing charges of neglect after police said her toddler was attacked by the family dog, WMBB reported.
According to Panama City Beach police Cassie Anthony left her one-year-old alone for just under an hour Tuesday. During that time, Anthony’s pit bull attacked the little girl, leaving her with a facial injury that required immediate surgery.
Anthony was reportedly under the influence of illicit drugs at the time of the attack, according to a police report.
She was charged with neglect of a child with great bodily injuries.