Dogs attack woman in Grand Junction
GRAND JUNCTION — Dogs involved on an attack on a woman Tuesday in Grand Junction are being held in quarantine to determine if they are rabid.
The attack occurred at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mesa County Animal Services dispatched two officers to the area of Genghis Grill at Highways 6 and 50.
The officers were responding to a report that three dogs had attacked a 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 taken to Mesa County Animal Services where they will be observed for 10 days. An investigation is under way for violations of dangerous dog and other animal law violations.
The Animal Services officer who was bitten did not request treatment. Condition information on the woman was not released Wednesday.
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