Yunlin stray dogs attack 90-year-old man
By Jake Chung / Personal Editor, with CNA
The Yunlin County government is rounding up aggressive stray dogs in the county after a 90-year-old woman was attacked by stray dogs on Monday last week.
The woman, nicknamed Chen (陳), said she was on her way to work in the family field when a dog rushed her and a pack of seven to eight dogs attacked her.
Chen tried to chase them away without success, she said, adding that she had been bitten on the calves and soles of her feet.
Her relatives said she couldn’t repel the dogs, and if passers-by had not helped her chase the dogs, “something unthinkable” could have happened to her.
The county government and agencies must do something to deal with stray dogs, they added.
On Wednesday, the director of the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Liao Pei-chih (廖 培 志), said the office was rounding up all aggressive dogs and moving them.
Stray dogs reportedly attacked a man in the riverside park in Beigang County, Yunlin County on June 4, and people filmed video showing two separate incidents in which around 10 stray dogs surrounded a person.
At least four people were injured in stray dog attacks, said Wu Chun-mei (吳春 子), director of Dongyang () district, adding that she transmitted the video to the county government and submitted. a request to the county. to deal with the stray.
Additional reporting by Huang Shu-li
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