73-year-old Port Angeles woman recovering after bulldog mauling
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A 73-year-old woman is recovering from severe injuries after being attacked by an American bulldog while walking to her mailbox.
The Peninsula Daily News reports that Jenelle Vivian Gilbert was walking down her driveway when she attacked by the 9-month-old bulldog owned by her neighbor.
Clallam County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Stoppani says the dog bit Gilbert’s hand as she tried to flee and pulled her to the ground, leaving her with puncture wounds above each eye, possible bone or musculature damage to her forearm, other wounds.
Gilbert was released from Olympic Medical Center Thursday.
The dog had been tethered in the neighbor’s backyard but was able to escape. It is being held at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society shelter in Port Angeles pending euthanasia.