(KXAN) - A Leander woman is in the intensive care unit after police say her neighbor's dog attacked her Friday morning.
She's expected to be OK, but people who know the woman told KXAN the dog nearly bit her hand off and she's had to undergo several surgeries.
Leander Police Department's Animal Services is investigating after detectives say the woman was charged by her neighbor's 2-year-old BULLDOG on Lauren Loop.
Investigators say the woman found her neighbor's three dogs in her yard, called him, and then was directed to try to get them back over into his yard.
According to police, when she went into his yard, the bulldog ran straight for her, biting and pulling her arm, and even pulling her off the porch into the grass.
The woman was eventually able to escape. Officers say they found her sitting in her doorway with a towel over her right arm. They say she had multiple lacerations resulting in serious injury.
The woman was taken to St. David's Hospital in Round Rock, then transferred to Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin for surgery. Monday afternoon, police said she was in serious, but stable condition.
Police say the dog was immediately quarantined at Hill Country Humane Society. Leander police said they'd also be requesting a seizure warrant to hold the dog until a dangerous animal hearing could be held. The dog is current on its vaccinations, according to police.
Officers say the dog's owner will be charged with violating city ordinance, because his dog was running at large.