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Grandmother and Granddaughter Recovering After Being Attacked By a Dog in Lowell, Massachusetts

The two were taken to the hospital after the attack

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    A grandmother and her two-year-old granddaughter are recovering after a being attacked by a dog at a Lowell, Massachusetts, playground. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016)

    A Lowell grandmother and her two-year-old granddaughter are nearing the end of their round of rabies shots after a terrifying dog attack two weeks ago sent them to the hospital.

    The dog attack happened at a skate park near Bartlett Middle School in Lowell, Massachusetts, where Hoy Bin and her granddaughter Jasmine were playing in the puddles.

    Hoy Bin told necn the dog came running from the trees and began biting her granddaughter as if it were chewing on a toy.

    She said the dog, "pulled down the ear on the granddaughter a little bit" when she pushed the dog away.

    After being chased around the park, Bin shoved the dog out of the way and held her granddaughter to the ground.

    She laid on top of Jasmine to protect her while the dog continued its attack, biting the back of Bin's head.

    Bin had to get 24 staples and 8 stitches and Jasmine needed 6 stitches to the side of her head and ear.

    They aren't exactly sure what type of dog it was.

    They say it looked like a light brown bulldog or pitbull but they had never seen the dog before.

    Bin's husband Chak Prak and another man ran to save them and were eventually able to get the dog to stop after hitting it with a baseball bat.

    "Very scary. Very bad with the dog. It's just wrong," Prak told necn.

    The grandmother and granddaughter have been getting a series of rabies shots since the attack.

    Their final round of shots is this Friday.

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