Grandmother dies after dog attack, OC officials say
An 89-year-old grandmother has died after she and her grandson, who ran for help, were attacked by dogs in Golden, Colorado, officials said.
The woman died of her injuries on Sunday, Sept. 18, Emily Gedeon, the city’s communications and community engagement manager, confirmed in an email to McClatchy News.
She said there were no updates available on the boy’s condition.
During the September 14 attack, the 12-year-old ran to a neighbor for help, McClatchy News previously reported. Responding officers found a trail of blood leading to a house and also found two dogs attacking the woman in the backyard.
Police resorted to the use of “less lethal tasers and shotguns” in an attempt to free the woman from the dogs after verbal commands failed, according to a news release. Once again the officers arrived, they were able to rescue the woman.
The woman suffered serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital, while the boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries, police said.
The dogs were taken to a veterinary hospital, police said. One dog was “euthanized due to injuries” following the attack, while the other was being held at an animal shelter, police said.
Golden is about 15 miles northwest of Denver.