A 31-year-old Shorewood woman who was mauled by a dog late Thursday afternoon has been released from a local hospital, according to police. But her original story — that the dog was loose and unfamiliar — has been shown to be false.
According to Milwaukee police, the woman was a professional dog walker, walking the dog in question on Milwaukee's east side at East Locust Street and Shepard Avenue.
The dog became startled and bit the woman, causing her injuries. She told medical personnel at the hospital where she sought treatment that she was bit by a dog in Shorewood, to protect the canine from being put down.
She originally said the dog was loose, and as she was bending down to check its collar, when the dog attacked.
Police were led to believe the incident took place at the intersection of North Oakland Avenue and East Olive Street in Shorewood. Shorewood police subsequently canvassed neighborhoods searching for a 60-pound black dog with a white chest.
The case has been turned over to the Milwaukee Police Department.