HALIBURTON — Two Saint Bernard dogs are in quarantine after a girl, 6, was flown to hospital after being attacked and bitten.

Provincial police say that Sunday, April 12, just after 4 p.m. Haliburton Highlands OPP and emergency crews were called to a home on Gainforth Road, in Dysart Et Al Township, to assist with a “serious dog bite” complaint.

They say the child and her mother were walking near their home when they were attacked by two Saint Bernards.

The child’s bites were extensive and she was flown by Ornge air ambulance to a Toronto area trauma centre with critical injuries.

The mother’s injuries were listed as non-life threatening and has been released from hospital.

Pending the outcome of this ongoing police investigation the animals have been placed in quarantine outside of the community by order of the health unit.

The Ontario Provincial Police is committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities.

The two Saint Bernards are being held pending an investigation into an attack on a six-year-old girl and her mother Sunday. (Internet file photo)