- Associated Press - Monday, April 14, 2014

BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) - Branford police say a 93-year-old woman was seriously injured by a dog that attacked her as she was walking.

Neighbors fought the animal off with the woman’s cane and a baseball bat, and when officers arrived its owner had taken control of the dog and put it in a cage.

Officer Joseph Harrington says the animal ran from inside its owner’s home on Sunday afternoon and mauled her lower left leg. The woman has undergone surgery for what authorities described as massive trauma.

Police described the dog as a mixed-breed pit bull. It has been quarantined by animal control officers at the Branford Animal Shelter.

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