BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Cape Cod woman had to have her lower lip removed at a hospital after her American bulldog attacked her at her home.

Barnstable police Officer Tom Harmon said Sunday that the 9-year-old dog bit the woman’s face around 2:40 p.m. Saturday.

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Harmon says the woman’s injuries are not considered life-threatening. She was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth and later airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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Harmon says police have never had complaints about the dog prior to the incident. The woman has owned the animal since it was a puppy. It’s been placed in a 10-day quarantine.

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