HAMILTON ONTARIO CANADA - A BULLDOG CROSS "GOT AWAY FROM ITS OWNER" AND ATTACKED THE FIRST THING IT SAW: A 70-YEAR-OLD WOMAN IN HER OWN YARD
A senior woman was sent to hospital following a dog attack in central Hamilton.
Hamilton police responded to a call near Cannon Street East and Clyde Street at about 2 p.m. for a woman who had been attacked by a dog, said police spokesperson Catherine Martin.
The 70-year-old woman was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
City of Hamilton spokesperson Ann Lamanes, said the woman was mowing her lawn when the dog got away from the owner.
"We don't know how many times she was bitten," said Lamanes. The owner was able to restrain the dog at which point the ambulance was called.
The dog was signed over to Animal Services by the owner, who had only had the dog for about five days, said Lamanes.
"The dog is in quarantine right now, and will remain there for ten days," said Lamanes. After that assessment period, "a decision will be made," that could include euthanizing the animal, said Lamanes.
Animal Services informed Lamanes that the dog appeared to be A BULLDOG CROSS.