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Dog attack victim tries to save owner's life

The Local · 13 Feb 2012, 16:31

Published: 13 Feb 2012 16:31 GMT+01:00

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The 47-year-old woman was out running on Saturday morning near Adelmannsfelden in the south German state of Baden-Württemberg when four German Shepherd dogs ran out of a house and attacked her, according to police.

As their 56-year-old owner ran out and tried to pull the dogs off the jogger, he suffered a heart attack and fell to the ground.

Despite a number of bite wounds, the jogger immediately tried to save the man, while his 83-year-old mother came out of the house and dragged the dogs off and locked them into a pen, police said.

The woman continued to administer first aid until an ambulance arrived, but she could not resuscitate the owner and he was declared dead on the scene.

Police said the dog owner had kept the animals in the house overnight because it had been so cold outside. He was taking them into a fenced off area in his garden when they ran off to attack the jogger.

A police spokesman told The Local, “The dogs will be examined by police dog handlers and a vet before a decision is made on their future.”

The jogger suffered minor injuries and was treated by a local doctor.

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Your comments about this article

18:36 February 13, 2012 by DOZ
Keeping dogs has got to be the stupidest act of Man, outside of Marriage.
19:37 February 13, 2012 by Englishted
She is a heroine and deserving of a medal or some fitting reward.


"Keeping dogs has got to be the stupidest act of Man, outside of Marriage." and writing stupid comments.
20:56 February 13, 2012 by Jibzy
Wow. The woman overcame pain, anger and possibly fear to rescue someone. She definitely needs to be rewarded for that. People like that give hope and restore faith in humanity. People like DOZ, above, are the exact opposite.
08:42 February 14, 2012 by McM
Respect plus.
12:51 February 14, 2012 by authun

All fine and good, except she didn't rescue anybody
03:36 February 16, 2012 by volvoman9
Hmmm... Someones ex got the doggy.
07:32 February 16, 2012 by camilleH
That woman deserves a reward, to go and tried saving someone's lives without thinking first what will happen to her if those dogs attacked her,that was really something.:D Anyway, just want to share with you folks that married couple is considered to be a single entity. The IRS thinks this is the case also. That said, once a couple has gotten hitched they must decide whether to file separately or jointly. Resource for this article: Newlyweds of 2011 have to weigh filing individually or jointly
22:09 March 21, 2012 by freedom1776
Insurance Coverage for home owners should NOT cover the damage or injury caused by their pets. Any biting animal should be considered vicious and destroyed immediately after being tested for rabies and other diseases that they carry.
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