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Published: Tuesday, 2/11/2014

Woman attacked by 2 dogs

Victim was in neighbor’s Fulton Co. home


SWANTON — A 59-year-old Fulton County woman was seriously injured Tuesday by two dogs after entering her neighbor’s house while no one was home.

The Fulton County Sheriff's Office and the Fulton County Dog Warden’s Office said the incident, reported at 9:25 a.m. at 2469 County Road D in Swancreek Township, involved two American bulldogs. The woman, whom deputies declined to identify, returned home, where her husband called 911.

She was taken to a Toledo-area hospital with severe bites to her face, neck, legs, and arms, deputies said. Her condition was unavailable.

The sheriff’s office did not elaborate on why the woman entered the unoccupied home.

Brian Banister, the county dog warden, said there were three American bulldogs in the house, but only two participated in the attack. The dogs will remain at home under a 10-day rabies quarantine. Mr. Banister said an investigation, when completed, will be forwarded to the county prosecutor for determination of possible charges.

The names of the victim and the dog owner were not released. A phone number listed to the address where the dogs live went unanswered late Tuesday.

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