By: Trina Orlando

BELLE VERNONE (KDKA) – A Belle Vernon woman was attacked by a dog while caring for her elderly neighbor on Monday.

Lucy Gondak, 77, went to her 102-year-old neighbor’s home and was attacked by an Akita dog.

She had injuries to both of her hands, as well as her right arm. She was treated at Med Express, but was later taken to Jefferson Regional Hospital because of an adverse reaction to medication given for the dog bites.

Gondak was previously attacked by the same dog a couple of weeks ago. In that incident the sleeve of her jacket was torn.

The dog was removed from the James Street home, where the elderly woman lives, and was taken to the dog owner’s home in Uniontown.

Fayette SPCA and Southwest Regional Police are investigating.

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