NORTH SMITHFIELD – An 83-year-old woman was hospitalized and her small dog died following an attack this week by a German shepherd.
The woman was reportedly rushed to Landmark Medical Center after the attack on Thursday, Feb. 2.
According to reports, the victim was walking her 11-year-old schnauzer in her neighborhood when a neighbor’s dog approached. The loose German shepherd attacked the smaller dog, and the owner was severely injured as she tried to save her pet.
The schnauzer was killed in the attack and the woman will reportedly need surgery.
North Smithfield police have said an investigation of the incident is ongoing.