Woman, toddler injured in Stratford dog attack

Police say a mother from Stratford had to spend the night in the hospital after she and her toddler son were injured in a dog

(9/23/16)

STRATFORD - Police say a mother from Stratford had to spend the night in the hospital after she and her toddler son were injured in a dog attack Thursday afternoon. 

Authorities say two dogs, a Rottweiler and a pit bull, escaped from a yard in the area of Quenby Place. Police say one of the dogs managed to grab the 22-month-old child from a stroller and was trying to run away.

When the mom bent down to try to rescue the child, police say the dog bit her in the neck.

Officers say a teenager at the house that the dogs had escaped from shouted for help. Dana Gormley, a contractor working nearby, grabbed his shovel and got the dog off the mom.

The toddler was treated and released from the hospital, but his mother had to stay at the hospital overnight. She was listed in stable condition.

Police say the owner of the dogs could face criminal charges. The dogs are currently in the custody of animal control.

Officials say the animals were licensed and vaccinated, and they add that rabies is not a concern.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Connecticut Sportscast, Jan. 19
VIDEO: Preview of PNC Art Center's summer shows 2 VIDEO: Preview of PNC Art Center's summer shows
Soto's family describes the 31-year-old as funny, helpful, 3 Family mourns death of Stamford man killed in crash
VIDEO: Tour of PharmaCannis facility in Hamptonburgh 4 VIDEO: Tour of PharmaCannis facility
Several officers also received special department awards including, 5 New Canaan police department promote, award new Lieutenants

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE