Woman airlifted to hospital after dog attack


ACUSHNET, Mass. (WPRI) — A woman has been airlifted to the hospital after being attacked by a dog early Friday morning.

The incident happened around 7:50 a.m. at Chloe’s Countryside Kennels located on Leonard Street in Acushnet.

According to police, the 44-year-old employee was trying to intervene after a larger dog went after a smaller dog. Police said the larger dog turned on the woman and attacked her. She suffered serious injuries to her upper right arm.

A Med-Flight helicopter landed at the nearby middle school to rush the victim to a trauma center in Boston. Police said the woman was alert as she was being transported.

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