MELISSA, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 10-year-old girl is recovering after the family dog bit her arm, latched on and wouldn’t let go.

The family tried to free her arm, before the dog seriously injured her. But the pet only released the child’s arm after a family member hurt the dog.

The child was flown to a hospital where she’s currently in stable condition.

Animal control authorities have taken possession of the dog but have released no other information regarding its future.