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Auburn, Washington – Woman Taken to Hospital Following Dog Attack

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Posted on October 28, 2019

Auburn, Washington (October 14, 2019) – A middle-aged woman was taken to the hospital after sustaining injuries from a dog bite attack on Monday evening. The patient was taken to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center for treatment. There has been no further word regarding her condition. The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to the call around 7 p.m., and a friend of the patient later took her to the hospital. The cause and circumstances of the incident was not reported.

About Dog Bites

From the unfortunate circumstances which has come onto the victims in this case, we extend our sympathies and well wishes for recovery. Dog bites are a serious matter, involving a very painful and sometimes scarring experience for the persons involved. Injuries from dog bites can include amputation, disfigurement, and injuries to the neck, face, nerves and eyes. Unfortunately, over half of the reported dog bite victims are children, who may not be able to recognize the warning signs an aggressive animal might attack.

According to statistics from DogBites.org, from January 2005 to March 2018, the number one breed involved in fatal dog attacks on humans are pit bulls.  Pit bulls account for more than half of the report with 284 cases, or 65.6% of all cases. It should be noted that each dog’s individual disposition differs even in the same breed, and it would be wise to be cautious around any dog one is not familiar with regardless of breed. People should not be deterred from getting a certain breed of dog, but it would do well for owners to be familiar with capability of the dog so as to be more able to be responsible for the dog.

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Note: The exact location of the incident has not been reported.