Victim of Miami Gardens American Bulldog Attack Recovering at Hospital

Woman may need extensive surgery to head after vicious dog attack

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    This blurred photo released by family members shows Lucrecia Pupo recovering in the hospital after she was attacked by an American Bulldog in Miami Gardens.

    The 62-year-old woman who was attacked by an American Bulldog in Miami Gardens Friday remained hospitalized Saturday, family members said.

    Lucrecia Pupo was visiting a friend when the dog jumped a fence and bit her at 18430 Northwest 42nd Place, Miami Gardens Police said.

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    Pupo was bit in the scalp, shoulder and hand, and the bulldog's owner also received puncture wounds, police said. Officers and animal control workers responded to the scene.

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    Pupo was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Family members released a photo of her recovering Saturday that showed her face scarred and bloody. 

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    Relatives said she may need extensive cosmetic surgery to her scalp for her injuries.