Dog bites and injures New London woman and her dog

New London -- Police said a city woman suffered a serious bite to her hand and her dog was bitten and needed emergency care Sunday morning after they were attacked by a dog who had escaped from its owner.

Police said that at 6:58 a.m. they received a 911 call from the Hillside Road woman who said she had been bitten while trying to protect her dog from being attacked by the other dog, described as an 8-year-old male pit bull terrier. Police and fire department personnel responded and the woman was taken to L+M Hospital. 

Police said the dog escaped from its owner, Paul Morneau of 1124 Ocean Ave., while on leash during a walk. The dog was impounded by the city's animal control officer and remains in quarantine with charges against Morneau pending.




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