Air Care responds to Clermont County dog attack
CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - A dog attack was reported in Clermont County that sent the animal’s owner to the hospital in a medical helicopter overnight, a sheriff’s official tells FOX19 NOW.
It happened at the woman’s residence in the 800 block of Neville-Penn Schoolhouse Road in Washington Township shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday, said Chief Deputy Christopher Stratton.
Deputies and fire crews responded to a 10:19 p.m. report of a dog attack on the female owner, he confirms.
“My arm is hanging down,” the woman told a dispatcher when she called 911, according to a recording of the call released to FOX19 NOW through a public records request.
She told the dispatcher she trapped the dog, a pit bull, in her room: “Please get here now.”
“Is this your dog?” the dispatcher asked.
“Yes,” she responded, “and I want it gone.”
Seconds later in the call, she sounded as though she was losing consciousness, according to the recorded call: “Please, please hurry...please...Get the dog out of my house, please.”
The dispatcher asked her how this happened.
“He just flipped out of nowhere,” she said. “Please get here. I can’t keep my eyes open. Get me to UC...please...”
Air Care responded and flew the woman to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, county dispatchers say.
The woman’s condition is unknown at this time.
The dog was secured in the residence late Wednesday and was scheduled to be retrieved by animal control Thursday morning, Stratton said.
According to a Clermont County Sheriff’s report, this was not the first time the dog attacked someone.
The woman’s daughter claims the same dog attacked her father in August, the report said.
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