Woman Hospitalized after being Mauled by Dogs

A woman is recovering in hospital after a vicious attack by a pack of dogs in Caotun Township, Nantou County, yesterday, November 8.

The 67 year-old woman, named Lee, was riding a scooter on a road in an industrial area when a pack of dogs attacked her, dragging her off the scooter and mauling her head and limbs.

Most media reports say that 6 dogs were involved in the attack, but video evidence has since emerged showing that only 3 dogs were involved.

Passersby chased the dogs off and quickly called an ambulance.

At the Changhua Christian Hospital, Lee underwent several hours of treatment, requiring almost 100 stitches. Director of the trauma center, Dr Chen, told China Times that there were more than 10 severe lacerations on Lee’s body, including wounds that exposed bone. Lee’s forehead had a 10cm long laceration, and her right ear was almost bitten off, and was left hanging from a flap of skin.

Lee’s condition is said to be non-life-threatening, but Lee is required to remain in the hospital for observation and anti-biotic treatment.

The dogs belong to the owner of a property that looks like a junkyard, according to pictures in Apple Daily.

The Livestock Disease Prevention and Control Institute said that the owner of the dog has violated the Animal Protection Law by leaving his dogs unrestrained, and i liable to a fine of between NT$3,000 and NT$15,000.

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Ms Lee after passersby chased off the dogs.
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Dogs involved in the attack.
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