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Dog attack sends Quebec woman to hospital in critical condition

The Sûreté du Québec is investigating.
The Sûreté du Québec is investigating. Mario Beauregard / The Canadian Press

A 60-year-old woman was seriously injured by two dogs in Saint-Césaire in Quebec’s Montérégie region.

The Sûreté du Québec arrived at the scene on Route 112 on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. following a call from a passerby in the area.

When the police arrived, the dogs were on the loose without a leash and the owner wasn’t there. The owner was questioned by the investigators later in the day.

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The two dogs were seized by the SPA des Cantons, and are “under surveillance and in isolation,” said the SQ’s Marie-Pier Lorrain.

The woman is in the hospital, where she remains in critical condition.

She is not a resident of the area and it appears she was on site for a garage sale on a residential lot, according to Lorrain.

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The SQ’s major crimes unit is investigating.

The breeds of the dogs have not been identified.

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