Woman survives vicious dog attack; animal control has custody of dogs

MYERS FLAT, Calif. (KIEM)- A woman is expected to survive after police say she was attacked by two dogs.

At about 12:45 yesterday afternoon, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 200-block of Myers Avenue in Myers Flat for a reported of a dog attack.

A 35-year-old woman, hired to clean the home was attacked, upon entry, by the family’s two Pitbull dogs.

When deputies arrived, they discovered the victim with serious and extensive injuries because of the attack.

She was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Public Information Specialist Samantha Karges with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office says the victim sustained life threatening injuries.

“We can’t really talk about the extent of her injuries as far as where she’s injured, or what not, but we can say she did receive very extensive injuries and there was the likely hood of bleeding out and so our deputies had to render first aide to stop the bleeding,” she said.

A second victim, who tried to help the woman, was bit and sustained moderate injuries and was treated at a nearby fire station. Both dogs were taken into custody by the Humboldt County Animal Shelter where they are being held in accordance with Humboldt County codes.

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