Dogs attack woman in Fairbanks

Posted: Friday, October 04, 2002

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A 70-year-old woman was attacked by two dogs in a Fairbanks parking lot Wednesday.

One of the dogs bit the woman numerous times on her arm and buttocks before a bystander could beat the animal off. The victim's name was not available.

The bystander, Priscilla Hackett was walking with her 3-year-old daughter at about 3:30 p.m. when she saw a German shepherd and Rottweiler jump on the woman and knock her to the ground.

Hackett quickly ran over to the dogs and used her key chain and her legs to kick the dogs off the woman. Meanwhile, she screamed to scare the dogs and for someone to grab her daughter, who had followed her to the attack. Neither Hackett nor her daughter was hurt.

The two dogs had escaped from a nearby fenced yard.

''She has a big old puncture mark on her wrist,'' Hackett said. ''That would have been my daughter's whole arm or hand.''

The victim was treated at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.

Fairbanks North Star Borough Animal Control officers took custody of the dogs.

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