Dogs Attack Elderly Woman

By Katie Buzas
|  Tuesday, Apr 6, 2010  |  Updated 12:01 PM PDT
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An 87-year-old woman in Ramona was attacked by a pair of loose dogs, according to a published report.

The 87-year-old Ramona woman was on Bassett Way on March 23 when the attack occurred. The dogs were loose on a nearby horse trail when they attacked the woman -- who wished to remain unnamed -- reported the Ramona Sentinel.

The woman was knocked to the ground and bitten on both legs and an arm by the two dogs, the paper reported. She managed to push the dogs off of her, but the animals did not break off their attack, and came back for a second assault.

“I was really frightened,” the woman told the paper. 

The woman screamed and shook something she found on the ground -- she wasn't sure what it was after the attack -- until the dogs ran away.

The woman was taken to the Palomar Medical Center in Escondido. She remained in her niece and nephew-in-law’s care until this Monday, when she was able to return home to continue her recover. She met with a plastic surgeon three days after the attack later for reconstructive surgery on her left leg.

"[The dogs] were almost identical," the victim told the paper.

The dogs may have been either dark gray pit bulls or part pit bulls, but the woman said she was not confident identifying their breed. 

County Animal Services has not been able to locate the dogs.
 

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