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Elderly woman hospitalized after dog attack in North Augusta this afternoon

December 15, 2018

Officers with the North Augusta Department of Public Safety responded to dog attack call involving an elderly woman on Bridle Path Drive in North Augusta on Friday afternoon.

Officers responded around 1:30 p.m. Friday to a residence on the 200 block of Bridle Path Drive in reference to a dog attack involving an 84-year-old woman, said Lt. Tim Thornton, with North Augusta Public Safety.

The dog was determined to be a breed of Rottweiler, and it is family pet, he said.

The victim, who lives at the residence, sustained “serious injuries” to her arms and legs, Thornton said.

EMS took her to MCG in Augusta to seek further medical attention.

The dog has been secured by Animal Control with Public Safety, and remains in their custody.

Investigators said the cause of the attack is unclear, but it does appear the attack was “unprovoked,” Thornton said.

The incident is still under investigation.

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