A five-year-old girl suffered facial injuries when she was attacked by a Japanese Akita dog in Worcestershire.
The dog also injured two pensioners after it escaped from a house in the Aggborough area of Kidderminster for almost two hours.
The elderly women sustained only slight injuries and were discharged from the minor injuries unit at Kidderminster Hospital after treatment.
The girl, who was taken to the Worcester Royal Infirmary for treatment to her injuries, was last night back at her family home recovering from her ordeal.
The alarm was raised just after 11am yesterday when residents contacted police, who informed staff at the West Midlands Safari Park, which is in nearby Bewdley.
The dog was sedated just before 1pm and then taken to kennels by the Wyre Forest District Council dog warden.
Sergeant Marcia Edwards, from West Mercia Police, said: "The dog was held by police, members of the public and a paramedic before being shot with a tranquilliser dart by a member of staff from West Midlands Safari Park."
Akitas are known for their physical power and independence.