JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (WIBW) -- Police say a Junction City woman was bitten in the face by her neighbor’s dog as she was trying to get the pet safely home.
At 6:20 PM Monday, the Geary County Hospital notified the Junction City Police Department of a female patient with severe dog bites. Reports indicate the incident happened on Redbud Drive.
Junction City Police Chief Tim Brown says a 48-year-old woman, who he did not identify, noticed that her neighbor’s dog, a “shepherd mix,” got out of their yard so she went outside to return it.
Brown says the woman told officers that she never had problems with the dog before. As she tried to usher the dog home, Brown says it attacked her and bit her in the face, leaving deep wounds.
One bite mark left a four inch laceration to the victim’s lower chin and cheek on her right side, piercing down to her gum line. She also received injuries to her neck and ear.
The dog was caught and taken into custody. Chief Brown says, per procedure, it will be quarantined for 10 days.