Police have charged a Rotorua woman whose dog attacked a girl, causing serious injuries.
Detective Sergeant Malcolm Collins said the owner had been charged with owning a dog causing serious injuries under the Dog Control Act.
The offence has a maximum penalty of three years' jail and/or a $20,000 fine.
The woman will appear in the Rotorua District Court on Tuesday.
A 2-year-old girl was admitted to Rotorua Hospital before Christmas with serious facial injuries after being attacked by a pit bull-cross dog at a Ruth St property.
Police were seeking the charged woman's permission to have the dog destroyed.
- The Dominion Post