Padua, 83 year old falls to the floor at home and is bitten by her five dogs: her arms are amputated in hospital

Padua, 83 year old falls to the floor at home and is bitten by her five dogs: her arms are amputated in hospital
Padua, 83 year old falls to the floor at home and is bitten by her five dogs: her arms are amputated in hospital

An elderly woman was attacked at home on Saturday by her five large dogs, Molossers, resulting in the amputation of her entire right upper limb and left forearm in hospital.

The incident happened in Mortise (Padua) where the carabinieri intervened to save the 83-year-old woman.

The soldiers reached the interior of the apartment on the first floor of the building and, after having removed the animals, rescued the elderly woman who was unconscious on the ground.

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by Laura Gozzini

April 20, 2024

The amputation

Transported to the hospital in Padua by 118 personnel, following the serious injuries she suffered the amputation of her entire right upper limb and left forearm. The woman was hospitalized with a reserved prognosis, but her life is not in danger.

As local newspapers report, the woman was cleaning the kitchen floor when the postwoman rang the doorbell: to answer the door the old woman fell to the floor, knocking over the bucket of water. The dogs pounced on the woman, on her arms in particular. The postwoman heard the commotion and called for help. The police who managed to enter the house through a window.

The daughter: “They were always good”

The dogs were subjected to observation by the local health authority veterinarian. A few hours earlier on an online sales site the dog believed to be mainly responsible for the attack had appeared in a virtual shop window to be given as a gift. The announcement was made by the victim’s daughter, who lives with her and who states: “Our dogs have always been good, never aggressive, it’s the first time something like this has happened.”

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