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Friday, January 11, 2013

Woman Attacked by Her Own Dog

A Portville woman is in serious condition after being attacked by her own dog Thursday afternoon.

State troopers say a neighbor of the woman’s on Windfall Road heard someone calling for help from a wooded area behind her house. The neighbor and the victim’s son found 66-year-old Jacki Hopkins lying on the ground with numerous bite wounds to her face, upper body and legs.

Hopkins was treated at the scene by Westons Mills Fire Department personnel, and was then taken by Mercy Flight to ECMC in Buffalo.

Police say the 125-pound Doberman escaped from fenced-in yard and Hopkins was trying to return the dog to the yard when she was attacked. Troopers had to destroy the dog.

The Cattaraugus County Health Department has been contacted, and the investigation is continuing.

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