Woman in critical condition after dog attack in Calumet Heights

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A woman was critically injured and her dog killed when they were attacked by three other dogs in Calumet Heights.

It happened about 6:30 p.m. Friday in the 8700 block of South Cregier Avenue.

Police said the 64-year-old woman was walking her dog when the three other dogs appeared, and  attacked her.

“The dogs had ate the skin, ” said D’Angelo Wilburn, who witnessed the incident. “The whole flesh from her knee down to her ankle.”

The woman was taken John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital in critical condition following the attack.

The owner of the three dogs was also bitten when she tried to intervene.

She was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where her condition stabilized.

The three dogs are now in the custody of animal control.

The owner is expected to be cited in the incident.

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  • diane

    Though not mention in the article " you can bet the farm: that these are either pit bulls or pit mixes. They do not make good family pets no matter how much breed owners protest. They're a strong dog who's muzzles were bred to remove large chunks of flesh from victims/ prey. You can't erase 200 years of instinct on a brain branded who designed for destruction especially when in a pack mentality. The owner can not be penalized enough.

    • Tired of wa$te

      First of all, we had three full bred pits in our household. All were the gentlest creatures ever. My kids were 2 and 6 when we got the first one. Great protectors, but never aggressive toward humans or other dogs. So shut your yap about not making good family pets. It is how the owner treats/handles them that determines their demeanor. Just like how parents raise their children. Good home environment equals good behavior, bad home environment equals trouble.

      • Diane

        So forget animal husbandry and Darwinism, genetics AKC and the animal channel. According to YOUR logic a person can raise bear cubs, chimps , hyena , cheetah kittens etc. and as long as they are raised in a loving environment they can become docile family pets. Pit Bulls were never genetically designed to be pets .
        All dogs are capable of biting but pits were histrically engineered for" destruction by design" with body style, stamina, sturdinesn mouth shape and muscletone. All the hugs and kisses can not erase generation of breeding.