9:30 a.m., Aug. 14)
woman attacked, seriously injured by marauding dogs in
By Fred Sherwin
man and a woman were injured, one seriously, when they
were attacked by a pair of marauding "pit bull"
type dogs near the corner of Lamoureux Drive and Des Epinettes
Avenue in Queenswood Heights late Saturday morning.
to eye-witnesses, the 25-year-old victim was attacked
by two dogs described as being "pit bull like"
and very large, at around 11:30 a.m.
women, who was knocked to the ground during the attack,
suffered severe bite marks to her forearms, face and buttocks
as she tried to fend off the two dogs.
attack lasted about four to five minutes before an unidentified
elderly man came to the woman's rescue by beating the
dogs off with a shovel. During the altercation he too
was bitten on his left knee.
dogs retreated across Des Epinettes and down Duvernay
Drive where they were eventually cornered by several police
officers who shot and killed them to prevent the situation
from escalating any further.
Lavoie-Deschamps witnessed the attack from her second
floor window on Lamoureux Drive.
ran out and made it to the trees, Lavoie-Dechamps
told the Ottawa Sun. And I realized I couldt
help her because its two huge pit bulls. They were
just attacking her. She was on the ground and there was
blood everywhere. It was bad.
to Lavoie-Dechamps, several passing motorists stopped
at the scene and started blowing their horns in an effort
to distract the dogs.
couple of minutes later, an older guy came with a shovel,
so the dog went to go and attack him but he hit him in
the head so then the dog ran away
so (the woman
being attacked) had time to get in a car.
of the Ottawa Police Service and bylaw officers are currently
investigating to see who owns the two dogs. They are asking
that anyone who may have information about the incident,
or the dogs, contact them at 613-236-1222 ext. 3700.
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