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Guam - A woman in Yigo was brutally attacked by a pack of neighborhood boonie dogs sending her to the hospital over the weekend. Brenda Mendoza says she's scared to go walking in her neighborhood now because of the attack.
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"I just stood still I didn't do anything I was scared,” said Brenda Mendoza. The Yigo resident was attacked by a pack of four or five boonie dogs. She was heading home after visiting her friend and neighbor Steve Eaton when boonie dogs surrounded her and mauled her legs.
"The dogs need to be disposed of once they've tasted flesh they'll do it again,” said Eaton. Eaton says he has had a problem with these boonie dogs for over a year now. He says he's complained to the dog owners and the mayor's office but nothing has been done. "People will start taking matters into their own hands if they don't take the dogs out i probably will i have a right to walk down the road just like anybody else I'm an animal lover but if you've got a rogue animal then you gotta take them out,” said Eaton.
The attack on Mendoza was so severe she was sent to the hospital where she was stitched up and given anti-biotics. "They kept asking me at the hospital was it a Rottweiler and I said no they're just regular boonie dogs,” said Mendoza. The attack has left her afraid of walking the streets in her own neighborhood. "I thought they were supposed to be kept locked up or tied or something but they've been told and there's other people too and kids that walk down this street and what if it was a kid?" said Mendoza.
Yigo Mayor Bob Lizama says he wasn't aware of the specifics of this case but has told PNC news in the past that due to a lack of resources and manpower he has difficulty controlling stray dogs in his village. He is also concerned about the Department of Agriculture's plans to eliminate it's animal control division in order to save money.
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