A woman suffered severe injuries after she was attacked by a dog at an island apartment complex Monday, police said.
The attack happened about 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Club of the Isle apartments, in the 3400 block of Cove View Boulevard.
The Daily News reached the 24-year-old woman, who asked not to be identified. She said she was undergoing surgery on her left leg on Tuesday afternoon, and was being tested for rabies.
The woman said she was attacked after walking out of her apartment with her own smaller dog. The attacking dog, which she said was a pit bull, was not on a leash and ran up to her, she said.
The dog bit her and put a tennis-ball sized hole in her leg, she said. A group of people nearby managed to pull the dog off her, she said.
Her own dog was not harmed, she said.
The dog was taken into custody and quarantined, police said on Tuesday afternoon. Police believe the animal might have been involved in another attack last week.
Police believe the dog is a danger to the public, the department said in a news release. Officers were still working to identify its owner Tuesday afternoon.