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Woman’s thumb bitten off during dog fight

The dog fight occurred between the woman's female husky and her granddaughter's female German shepherd/heeler mix in the 100 block of West Crestview Drive.

The grandmother and her granddaughter tried to pull the German shepherd's mouth off of the husky's neck, and the German shepherd bit the grandmother's thumb and the granddaughter's fingers, the police report states.

The granddaughter, who suffered cuts on her left thumb and right ring finger, then separated her dog from the husky and put it in the garage.

The granddaughter told police on Wednesday that her grandmother's thumb could not be reattached, so the skin had to be pulled over the knuckle area where it was removed.

It is unknown what caused the two dogs to fight, the report states.

The husky was taken to a veterinarian to be treated for its injuries. The German shepherd was taken to the Post Falls animal shelter for quarantine. There's no record of rabies vaccination on either dog, the report states. CdA Press

Have you ever tried to break up a dog fight?




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.