- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Three dogs are in quarantine after attacking a woman and an animal control officer in Mesa County.

The Daily Sentinel (http://ht.ly/Ll3ZM ) reports the dogs were in the back of a pickup when they attacked the woman on Tuesday as she walked outside a restaurant. She was hospitalized but the nature of her injuries wasn’t released.

Penny McCarty, director of Mesa County Animal Services, said that witnesses reported the three cattle dogs jumped from the bed of a Dodge truck and bit and mauled the victim. The witnesses stopped the attack.

One dog subsequently bit a responding animal control officer. That officer and others quarantined the dogs.

The officer who was bitten did not request treatment, McCarty said in a statement.

County spokeswoman Veronica Daehn Harvey said the dogs will be held in quarantine for 10 days. Animal Control also is investigating possible animal law violations.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com

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