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Woman undergoes second surgery after pit bull bite

A woman who was bitten by a pit bull over the weekend. Her husband tells KEZI she underwent two surgeries and there is still more to come. WARNING: These images are graphic.

Posted: Nov 21, 2017 4:55 PM
Updated: Nov 22, 2017 2:00 PM

WARNING: This article contains graphic images and video.

EUGENE, Ore. -- A woman is recovering after a brutal attack by her neighbors dog, according to her husband. Stuart Beyerlin told KEZI 9 News that his wife already had two surgeries and there are more to come.

Beyerlin told KEZI on Sunday that his wife Dawn was walking their 3-year-old dog in the Glenwood area when their neighbor's dog, Raider, pushed it's way through the gate.

That's when Beyerlin said Raider attacked his dog. He said Dawn tried to pull Raider away but the dog bit her. The boyfriend of Raider's owner rushed Dawn to the hospital, Beyerlin said.

He said he doesn't blame the breed but this particular dog was trained to attack by its previous owner.

"You can't rehabilitate a dog that has tasted blood. Like I say, I don't blame the breed. I love pit bulls. This particular pit bull, when his original owner died, he should have died with him," said Beyerlin.

Beyerlin said Raider has history of violence. He said in the fall of 2016, the pit bull attacked his other dog but the dog was able to get away unharmed.

"Before I left the house, his girlfriend Tina said 'this is all your fault. You're always parading your dog past my house and this and that. They have a 'Potentially Dangerous Dog' sign on their six foot fence that the county has put there because Raider has a history," he said.

Beyerlin said Dawn underwent a second surgery on her arm and wrist on Tuesday but she will need to undergo another. He also said doctors said she will not regain full use of her fingers.

The hospital is in the process of filing a police report.

KEZI 9 News reached out the Lane County Animal Services Enforcement Division but were unable to get a hold of anyone.

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