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Woman attacked by dogs in New Haven lost leg, eyesight

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Two dogs were taken into quarantine after they reportedly attacked a woman on Monday. (iwitness) Two dogs were taken into quarantine after they reportedly attacked a woman on Monday. (iwitness)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

New Haven Alderman Brian Windgate said a woman who was viciously mauled by two pit bulls lost her leg and eyesight and could lose an arm.

On Wednesday afternoon, the woman was still reportedly undergoing surgery for grave injuries sustained in Monday night’s attack.

Assistant Police Chief Anthony Campbell said the woman is in extremely critical condition.

The attack happened a little before 8 p.m. on Monday at a home on Ella Grasso Boulevard.

A man named Hamilton Hicks owns the two dogs and had come home with a female friend. When the two walked onto the property the pit bulls immediately began to attack the woman.

The man tried to pull the dogs off of her, but he was also bitten repeatedly.

Neighbors were reportedly throwing rocks at the dogs to get them to stop.

The dogs are now quarantined at the city pound and Windgate said he went to the pound to express his concern that the dogs should be put down.

City officials said the dog owner was issued a summons on a misdemeanor drug charge.

City Deputy Director of Operations Rick Fontana said in the future they will send a full response (including police, medical officials and fire crews) if they presume an attack to be ongoing from a single animal or multiple animals. The fire department was not called to Monday’s attack.

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