Lawrence woman mauled by own dogs

A Lawrence woman was airlifted to Dunedin Hospital yesterday after she was mauled by two dogs.

St John southern region communications co-ordinator Alena Lynch said a 43-year-old woman was taken to Dunedin with moderate to serious injuries after an incident at her home about 3.30pm. The woman sustained lacerations and puncture wounds to her arms and legs, she said.

Senior Constable Steve Griffiths, of Milton, said he believed the woman owned the two dogs and had tried to intervene when they began fighting each other.

A Clutha District Council dog ranger told the Otago Daily Times a ranger would visit the woman once she returned home to investigate the incident.

A Dunedin Hospital spokesman said last night the woman was still in the emergency department being assessed.