Animal Resources Responds to Dog Attack

At approximately 3:42 p.m. yesterday (March 22, 2023) afternoon, a Combined Communications Center Alert went out referencing an attack on a resident by three dogs in the Sunningdale Subdivision. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office requested Alachua County’s assistance.  

Two Alachua County Animal Resources’ Field Services Division units were immediately dispatched. Upon arrival, officers learned that a woman was transported to a local hospital with severe dog bite wounds by a Good Samaritan but that the attacking dogs were still on the loose. Animal Resource Officers were able to locate the three dogs in question, and they were taken into custody. Officers confirmed that multiple bites to the victim had occurred. 

Animal Control Officers were able to locate the dog owner, who was told that the County had taken custody of the dogs and that they would be quarantined at the shelter, per state statute, pending further investigation.

For more information, contact Alachua County Communications Director Mark Sexton at 352-264-6979 or msexton@alachuacounty.us.

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