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Authorities looking for dog accused of biting woman in California

The authorities in Woodland, California, which is near Sacramento, are looking for a dog that allegedly bit a woman and her dog while going for a walk. The dog is said to be a Siberian Husky, and it has black and white markings. The color of the leash is not known, but the woman who was walking it was reportedly around 60 years of age, with gray hair.

According to reports from the woman who was bitten, she had taken her dog for a walk, and she had it on a leash at the time. They then saw the Husky, which was also out for a walk with its owner. The first dog, wanting to get to the Husky, was able to pull itself out of the leash and run over to it.

At this point, the two dogs began to fight each other. The first woman ran to them and tried to get them to stop. That is when she was apparently bitten by both of the dogs, the husky and her own pet.

After the fight ended, the woman did not ask the other dog owner for identifying information of any type. She was concerned for her own pet, trying to tend to the injuries that it had sustained.

Authorities are asking for assistance from the public, if anyone has information that could lead them to the Husky.

Individuals who have been injured in a dog attack need to consider their right to compensation for medical bills. Everyone has a right to feel safe when taking their own dog for a walk, and they should never have to fear the actions of animals that do not belong to them.

Source: Woodland Daily Democrat, “Animal Services looking for biting dog in Woodland” Jul. 11, 2014