A Chicago woman was attacked by two stray dogs Monday while she was out walking her dog on the city’s South Side, according to authorities.
Sallie Mowles and her dog, Vixen, were walking around 8 a.m. near 68th Street and South Euclid Avenue when two stray dogs approached them, officials said.
Police said the dogs attacked Mowles’ dog and she was bitten while trying to the pull them apart.
Mowles told the Chicago Tribune the animals were trying to tear her dog apart, as if she was a “wishbone.”
A neighbor raced out with a shovel to try to help the woman and said he had reported the dogs to the Animal Care and Control Office over the weekend, the Tribune reported.
Animal Care and Control said it received a report of two dogs matching the animals’ description Saturday and sent out two units to patrol the area, but the animals were not found, according to spokesman Brad Powers. The two strays, listed as a mixed breed, were placed into Animal Care and Control’s custody on Monday.
Mowles was transported to University of Chicago Hospital, and police said she and her dog suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Vixen reportedly needed about 100 stitches to repair wounds on his hind legs, and received stitches on his face and ear. He also lost a tooth.