On Thursday, October 18 at approximately 5 p.m., 1st District officers and Animal Services officers responded to the report of an animal attack in progress in the 12700 block of Robindale Drive in Rockville.
The responding officers found a 28-year-old female victim suffering from a wound to her lower left leg. Her dog, Addie, an approximately 7-year-old Foxhound was bleeding from the abdomen. Three dogs were in the front yard of a home in the above block address. The victim and her dog were on the front porch of that residence.
While officers were speaking with the victim, a loose dog followed by additional dogs ran up to the victim and her dog while they were still on the porch of the residence. The dogs began biting both the victim and her dog. The officers began protective measures.
Officers were able to contain the dogs in the yard. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of multiple severe bite wounds. She was treated and released last night.
Addie, the victim dog, was transported to an emergency-care animal clinic where treatment for multiple life-threatening puncture wounds, lacerations and injuries continues. The dog remains in critical condition.
Through the course of the investigation, it was learned that the victim had been walking her dog when she noticed a group of dogs barking at a yard gate in the 12700 block of Robindale Drive. The victim crossed the street with her dog. The next thing she knew, that group of dogs was running toward her. When the running dogs reached the owner and her dog, they began to attack. The victim managed to get herself and her dog to a residence porch, before officers arrived and the second attack began.
The five attacking dogs, all Pit Bull mixed-breeds, were seized by Animal Services Officers and are in the custody of the Animal Services Division. These dogs have been declared “dangerous” under Chapter 5 of the Montgomery County Code and a letter to that effect has been served. The attacking dogs will remain in the custody of the Animal Services Division as the investigation continues. Possible charges have not yet been filed.
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