A woman was hospitalized Sunday morning after being attacked by her son’s dog in Barnstable, Massachusetts.
Officials said first responders arrived to a home on Deacon Court at 11:30 a.m. following a 911 call.
The woman, 61-year-old Ramona Bouvier, was found lying on the front lawn with her left leg and right arm injured. She was attacked by an American bull dog that belonged to her son.
“The dog was still on scene,” said Barnstable Police Sergeant Thomas Twomey. “The homeowner was able to secure the dog in the house when the officers arrived so there was no threat at that point.”
Authorities quickly tended to her wounds, placing tourniquet on her, and she was flown to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence with severe injuries. The officers started to carry tourniquets with them just a few years ago, and they are already seeing the benefits.
“Especially in a situation like today, whether it was life threatening or not I don’t know but the officer took all precautions,” Twomey said.
At this time Bouvier is still at the hospital recovering from surgery.
The dog was secured by Animal Control and The Natural Resource Division following the incident.