Portville Woman Seriously Injured in Dog Attack

6:01 PM, Jan 11, 2013   |    comments
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PORTVILLE, NY - A Portville woman was seriously hurt after she was attacked by her own dog

New York State Police say the incident happened Thursday on Windfall Road.

A neighbor told Troopers she heard someone call from a wooded area near her house.  The neighbor and the victim's son found Jacki Hopkins, 66, lying on the ground with several bite wounds to her face, upper body and legs.

Troopers say the dog escaped a fenced-in yard and Hopkins was trying to return the dog to the yard when she was attacked.

Hopkins was taken to Olean General Hospital before being flown to ECMC by Mercyflight.  She is currently in serious condition.

The dog, a 125 lbs. Doberman, had to be destroyed.

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