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911 calls in New Haven dog attack released by city officials

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New Haven police said the two dogs responsible for the deadly attack would be euthanized next week. (WFSB photo) New Haven police said the two dogs responsible for the deadly attack would be euthanized next week. (WFSB photo)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

On Wednesday, Eyewitness News obtained a copy of the 911 calls made in the vicious New Haven dog attack.

Jocelyn Winfrey, 53, was mauled by two American bulldog mixes a little more than one week ago at a home on Ella Grasso Boulevard.

Winfrey lost her eyesight and a leg in the attack. She died on Monday

In the attack, police said the dogs’ owner, Hamilton Hicks, tried to pull the animals off of her, but the attack left Winfrey with multiple injuries.

Police said Hicks himself suffered several canine bites. When they arrived, they said he was covered in dirt and blood. He was also disoriented and also had to be transported to the hospital.

In a 911 call, a woman is heard calling police saying people were being attacked by two dogs.

The dispatcher is heard asking several questions about the woman’s condition, but the caller said she was outside the fence and couldn’t see very well, but heard a woman screaming and the dogs barking.

A second call is heard a few minutes later where the same woman called 911 again, saying she hadn’t seen any emergency responders in the area yet.

Police said dog attacks are rare. They said in this case, the dogs were licensed and vaccinated. They were also not roaming the street at the time.

The dogs have been quarantined. Police said they'll be euthanized next week.

In past interviews, officials said police and medics were dispatched when the calls came in. Fire crews were not dispatched.

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. 

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