A woman was attacked by two dogs and dragged to the ground while waiting at a bus stop in Toronto, causing life-altering injuries, police say.
Toronto police said officers responded on Wednesday at around 8:39 p.m. to the Martin Grove Road and John Garland Boulevard area, south of Finch Avenue West in the city’s west end, for an animal complaint.
A woman was waiting at a bus stop when two dogs approached her without leashes or an owner present, police said.
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The dogs, which were possibly Pit Bull Terriers or a similar breed, then began to attack the woman and she tried to defend herself with a persona shopping cart, police said.
The woman was then dragged to the ground as the dogs continued attacking her, police said.
She was reportedly able to find safety in a passerby’s vehicle.
“Another passerby followed the dogs and saw the dogs attack a cyclist, and attempt to attack a resident in his yard and a TTC Wheel-trans operator, who was able to close the doors in time,” police said.
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The woman suffered serious, life-altering injuries and was taken to hospital, police said. Her injuries were not life-threatening, officers added.
Investigators are now trying to identify the dogs and their owner “as there is a concern for public safety.”
Officers released an image and described both dogs as black and white, with “larger builds.”
Anyone with information can contact police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.
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