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Elderly woman bit by dog

Gates, N.Y.-- Gates police said a 88 year old woman was confronted by a pitbull-mix that got loose.

The woman was bitten on the arms and hands and suffered lacerations and fractures

13 WHAM spoke to the victims husband who said his wife was okay but that their attorney didn't want them talking to the media.

Amber Cangialosi of Greece was ticketed for having a dangerous dog. Police said she was in the process of adopting the six-month old dog.

The attack happened on Bru-Mar Drive in Gates. The dog was locked in a fenced in yard but police said the gate was left open and the dog got out.

Neighbors told us this was an accident.

Police urge pet owners to secure their animals,

The dog has been quarantined . The court will decide what happens to the dog.

Family members of the dogs owner said it was a boxer and that the attack was blown out of proportion . Police said if not for a neighbor who helped the victim, this could've been much worse.

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Washington Times