Woman Recovering After Being Attacked By Dog

By: 10/11 News
By: 10/11 News

LINCOLN, Neb. -- A 29-year-old woman has been seriously injured after her dog attacked her. Police said she was taken to Bryan West with at least one dog bite, potentially more.

Lincoln Police were called to a home in northeast Lincoln around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday after a neighbor heard screaming from a home across the street.

The neighbor, Michele Haynes, said she was outside talking to her mom on the phone when she heard the yells.

Haynes and her friend, who both have experience in the medical field, quickly ran to the home, applied first aid and called 911.

Fortunately, the victim's injuries are considered non-life threatening according to authorities.

Haynes said she was simply in the right place at the right time.

"It was just something that I thought needed to be done," Haynes said, "and i would hope that my neighbors would do the same if I was needing help."

A relative of the victim told 10/11 News the victim is doing "just fine" but requested we not go into detail about the injuries.

Haynes said she doesn't consider her actions heroic.

"This is our community so we have to take care of it," Haynes said.

"It takes a village to raise a family, so, all of us having ears open and watching the neighbors."

Animal Control is now in charge of the investigation and said the dog is at Capital Humane Society for a 10-day post bite observation. The dog will be checked for rabies or other health problems and will be examined by a veterinarian to see if there are concerns.

Animal control will work with the owner to determine if the dog is a risk to public safety and what to do.

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