East Sandwich police say an unidentified woman has been taken to the hospital after her lower lip was bitten off by a dog.

The Cape Cod Times reports that police and fire officials were called at about 6:20 p.m. Saturday for a reported dog bite with injury.

Occupants of the home told police that a 43-year-old woman had been bitten by a pit bull boxer mix and that her lower lip was bitten off by the dog.

Sandwich fire officials took the woman to South Shore Hospital Trauma Center.

Police say Sandwich animal control officers have taken the dog and are investigating.

No other details were immediately available Sunday.  (Associated Press)