The Chatham-Police and the OSPCA are investigating a serious dog bite in Chatham.
Police were called to a Southend Crescent address on Thursday evening.
A four year old child was playing in her backyard when another resident's dog escaped its owner and tackled the child to the ground.
Police say the child suffered deep cuts to the head.
The child was taken to hospital where she is recovering from her injuries.
The dog has been taken in by the OSPCA and has been placed in quarantine.