Pontiac— Two women were bitten multiple times by two German shepherds that charged sheriff’s deputies, who shot and killed one of the dogs, authorities said Thursday.
Deputies were called shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday to the 100 block of Seneca on a report that dogs were attacking a woman. The deputies found a 56-year-old Pontiac woman with severe bites on her feet and legs.
According to the sheriff’s office, the woman was walking near University and Seneca when the two dogs grabbed her legs and pulled her down the street. A passing motorist stopped and dragged the woman into his car, away from the dogs.
An EMS crew arrived at the scene but couldn’t get out of their ambulance because the dogs were at the vehicle’s doors. A 59-year-old Pontiac man, who lives nearby, said the dogs had attacked him a short time earlier, but he fought them off with a mop handle.
Deputies later found the dogs behind a home, and the German shepherds charged them. One of the dogs was shot and killed; the other dog ran off and had not been located Thursday afternoon.
The Pontiac woman was treated at McLaren Hospital for multiple puncture wounds to her thigh, legs and ankle.
Deputies learned the same dogs had attacked a 53-year-old Oakland Township woman about 5 p.m. Wednesday as she got out of her car in the 500 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard.
The woman was treated at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for multiple puncture wounds to her upper and lower legs and received 50 sutures. She was referred to a plastic surgeon.