3-year-old boy mauled by dog near Copalis Beach

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COPALIS BEACH, Wash. (AP) -- A 3-year-old boy who was mauled by the family dog Tuesday near Copalis Beach was airlifted to a hospital in Seattle with injuries to his face and left eye.

KBKW and KXRO report he had reportedly touched the dog, a 4-year-old Australian shepherd, as it was eating.

Grays Harbor sheriff's Deputy Dave Pimentel says the dog will be quarantined for 10 day for rabies precautions and then euthanized.

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Information from: KXRO-AM, http://www.kxro.com