Woman mauled by dogs

Waikato Times - - News -

The vi­cious maul­ing of a woman by her brother’s dogs is one of three dog at­tacks in the O¯ po¯tiki district in the last week. The 60-year-old suf­fered deep cuts to her head, neck, ab­domen and legs from the at­tack by three dogs at her home in the small town­ship of Te Kaha on Fri­day. She was flown to Tau­ranga Hos­pi­tal where a spokesper­son said she re­mains in a crit­i­cal, but sta­ble con­di­tion, yes­ter­day. All three of the hunt­ing dogs - a two-year-old Rot­tweiler cross; a two to three-year-old Stafford­shire bull ter­rier cross; and a nine-year-old bull­dog cross were seized by O¯ po¯tiki District Coun­cil and were im­pounded. An­i­mal con­trol of­fi­cers had been in con­tact with the dog’s owner, un­der­stood to be the woman’s brother, who was still de­cid­ing what ac­tion to take, coun­cil’s Plan­ning and Reg­u­la­tory Group Man­ager Ger­ard McCor­mack said. The dogs weren’t regis­tered or mi­crochipped

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