Woman mauled by dog in her home

November 20, 2009 11:25:46 AM PST
A woman is in critical condition after she was severely mauled by her family's dog. According to Precinct 5 Assistant Chief Thurman, at about 8:15pm Thursday, deputies were called to a home in the 21000 block of Park York on a 911 call about a dog attack. When deputies arrived, they were told by the victim's husband that he heard a commotion in another room, when to check and found the dog on top of the woman. The dog had mauled the woman's head, scalp eye and ear.

The dog, a two-year-old female dog described as white pit bull with brown spots, was put into the back yard. Animal Control officers were called.

Thurman says it appears the attack was unprovoked. The family had reportedly never had a problem with the dog in the past, which slept in their bed.

The victim, who has been identified as Helen Grimes, is listed in critical condition at Hermann Hospital.

According to Colleen Hodges with Harris County Animal Control, the owner told them he is taking the dog to the vet today to have it euthanized. The health department will perform a check for rabies.


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