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Doctors unable to re-attach dog attack victim's thumb

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 12:35pm

The victim of a dog attack, Hilda Delgado was released from the hospital Monday morning after doctors were unable to re-attach a partially amputated thumb resulting from a dog bite.

Sheriffs responded to the dog bite call Saturday afternoon, where the Fabens Volunteer Fire Department was providing aid to 67-year-old Delgado. According to the report, Delgado had reached for an item located near the dog’s 5-week old litter of puppies.

She suffered left arm superficial lacerations and a partial amputated left thumb. The EPCSO-Animal Control Unit summoned to the scene at the time of the incident, cited the owner of the dog, victim’s grandson, for not having his dog vaccinated.

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