12/28/2014 07:56 EST | Updated 02/27/2015 05:59 EST

Dog mauls B.C. girl who is 16 days old; family agrees to euthanize dog

SAANICH, - A pit bull has mauled a 16-day-old baby girl in the southern Vancouver Island community of Saanich, B.C.

Saanich Police say they received the report early Sunday morning.

They say the girl has been taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the family has agreed to euthanize the dog.

The investigation continues but police say charges of criminal negligence are being contemplated.