|Published:||Sep 17, 2010 3:34 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 17, 2010 12:34 PM EDT|
SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) - A Spring Hill woman was injured while trying to protect her two Dachshunds from three larger dogs that managed to get into her yard.
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office reports that the 38-year-old woman was taken to a nearby hospital, where she received 11 stitches, after Wednesday's attack.
The woman told deputies the wiener dogs were in her backyard when she noticed the three larger dogs chasing them. A Great Dane and a German shepherd attacked one of the woman's dogs, and she was bitten when she tried to intervene. A Labrador retriever that also got into the yard didn't participate in the attack.
Both Dachshunds were injured, and one of them died.
The larger dogs had apparently escaped through a hole in their owner's fence.
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