NEENAH - Neighbors helped pull a dog-sitter to safety after she was attacked by two dogs, Neenah police say.
According to officers, the incident happened around 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the backyard of a duplex at 1332 Meadow Ln. An employee of a pet-sitting company had gone to the duplex to care for the two dogs, which Neenah police described as English bull terriers. While she was caring for the dogs, they began biting her in the legs. The dog-sitter was able to grab onto a wooden fence and scream for help.
Neighbors heard the screams and began working to pull the victim over the fence to safety. The dogs continued to bite her and pull on her, however. Eventually the woman was freed; police say a neighbor even punched one of the dogs to get it to release the woman. Emergency crews then began treating the woman before she was taken to the hospital. The 32-year-old Neenah woman needed surgery after the incident, police say.
Police contacted the owner of the dogs, also a 32-year-old woman, and a veterinarian. Under the veterinarian’s guidance, the dogs were fed tranquilizers and safely coaxed into cages. They were taken to the Neenah Animal Shelter, where they will be held during a 10-day quarantine period.
Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson says he is asking that the two dogs be declared prohibited dangerous animals. Under that ordinance, animals must be euthanized or moved out of the city. The owner can appeal the decision if the dogs are declared dangerous.
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