Houma woman, 71, attacked by son's dog

HOUMA, LA (WVUE) - A 71-year-old woman is hospitalized after being attacked by her son's dog inside of her own home, police say.

Houma Police say the incident happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday in the 1200 block of Ellender Street in East Houma. Officers initially received a medical complaint involving a female with a large gash on her face.

Police say that a woman, 71, was attacked by her son's dog. The son was not home when the incident occurred.

The victim suffered lacerations to her face, hands and arms, police say. She was transported to Leonard Chabert Medical Center for treatment where she remains hospitalized.

Animal control was called to the scene.

Police say two dogs, both which appear to by a pit-bull mix, were removed from the residence. A male pit-bull mix, named Apollo, was taken by authorities. Police say Apollo was the attacker. A second dog, a female named Rocky, was also seized.

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