Dogs attack woman in Grand Junction
On Tuesday, April 7, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Mesa County Animal Services dispatched two officers to the area of Genghis Grill on Hwy. 6 and 50.
The officers were responding to a report that three dogs had attacked an woman who had been walking east on the sidewalk north of the restaurant.
According to witnesses, the three cattle dogs jumped from the bed of a blue Dodge truck and bit and mauled the victim. Several good Samaritans chased the dogs back to the truck, stopping the attack.
The dogs jumped from the truck a second time, however, and a Colorado State Patrol officer deployed his Taser toward the dogs causing them to retreat.
Later, one of the dogs engaged in a third attack and bit one of the Animal Services officers.
The officers were unable to verify current rabies vaccinations and the dogs were transported to Mesa County Animal Services. They remain there in quarantine. An investigation is underway for violations of Dangerous Dog and other animal law violations.
The Animal Services officer was bitten however did not request treatment. Condition information on the woman who was attacked is not yet being released.
For more information, including responsibilities of dog owners, please call Penny McCarty, director of Mesa County Animal Services, at 970-242-4646.
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