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Wenatchee, Washington – Woman Seriously Injured in Dog Attack

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Posted on January 27, 2020

Wenatchee, Washington (January 23, 3030) – A woman was reported to have sustained serious injuries in a dog attack at Number 2 Canyon on Thursday noon. According to the article from 560KP6 News Radio, the victim was reported to have been bitten repeatedly all over her body, with severe injuries to her left hand and left ear. No other injuries were reported in the incident.

The press release from Animal Care and Control (ACC) stated that the involved dogs were two Rottweiler type dogs and two mixed breed type of dogs. The dogs were also reported to have left in an older maroon Subaru station wagon. An ACC officer is said to be patrolling the area to find the vehicle and dogs matching that description. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Animal Care and Control. Update: As of an article released on January 30, 2020, the dogs have been found and have been surrendered to Animal Care and Control.

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, the same breed of dog involved in this case.  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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