2 Feb 2010

Woman attacked by dog still in hospital

11:04 am on 2 February 2010

A Gisborne woman is still in hospital after needing surgery following an attack by a dog in the city on Saturday.

Police say she was a bystander at a dispute between two men at a house in the city, when a Neopolitan mastiff dog got involved.

She was bitten on the face, forearms and abdomen and needed surgery for a lacerations to her arm.

The hospital say she is in a stable condition and recovering well.

Police say the dog also bit its owner.

The dog is in the custody of the council's animal control unit.