A couple of roaming dogs attacked a three-year-old girl and a 74-year-old woman in separate incidents in South Seattle Thursday night, leaving both with significant injuries.
News reports indicate that the child was walking towards the family car with her sister and mother after church Thursday at approximately 8:30 p.m. when the family saw two dogs running loose. While they attempted to hurry to the vehicle, one of the dogs managed to jump up and bite the girl’s face and the other bit her in the head. A group of men managed to chase the dogs away, but not before the child suffered puncture wounds to her head and face.
The dogs ran away from the area and attacked a 74-year-old woman who was walking down the street. The woman was not bit but the attack forced her to fall to the ground, and she subsequently hit her head on the sidewalk and also injured her hand.
Both victims of the dog attack in Seattle were taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Seattle Fire Department. As of this report, officials had not found the animals and it has not been determined who the owners are. Both dogs were reportedly pit bulls, one black and one white.
The Seattle Police Department says Officer Homeier of Animal Control is investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the incident or anyone who sees the dogs is urged to report it to Animal Control at 206-386-7387, extension 7.
Dog Bite Injury Statistics
- Financial losses stemming from dog bite injuries amount to more than $1 billion per year.
- There are between 30 and 35 fatal dog attacks in the United States each year.
- More than 350,000 dog bite victims make emergency room visits each year in the United States.
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