A woman was discovered laying unconscious and bleeding severely from her arms in National City last night after being attacked by three mastiffs. According to a witness, the woman was walking near the 2700 block of Granger Street when the dogs came out nowhere and knocked her to the ground. The witness called 911, and the victim was rushed to the hospital. Her current condition has not been reported.
This dog attack comes just days after the Marine Corps announced its ban of dogs with aggressive temperament, including pit bulls, Rottweilers, and wolf hybrid dogs. Under the new policy, families moving onto base housing may not bring those breeds. Families who currently live on base with one of those breeds can obtain a waiver if they can show their dog does not pose a risk or harm. The policy was motivated by the death of a 3-year-old boy who was fatally bitten by a pit bull at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
In the National City attack, Animal Control has seized the dogs, which will likely be put down.
Source: San Diego 10 News
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