A dog in northern Adelaide was shot down after assaulting its owner, leaving her with serious injuries.
Paramedics and police were called to an International Avenue home in Salisbury North, where the 55-year-old victim was attacked by the Bull Mastiff cross at around 8am today.
She was bleeding from severe head and arm injuries when she was put on a stretcher and rushed to Royal Adelaide Hospital, where she remains in serious condition.
Salisbury Council officers arrived shortly afterwards to pick up the dog. The animal has already been destroyed at the owner's request.
Neighbors described the attack as horrible.
"It's scary, it could have been anyone here, yes, I hope she's fine," neighbor Deb told 9News.
They say they often saw the dog roaming the neighborhood.
"She was here picking one day and was in the creek and we had to go through with my grandson, and we went to call for him and I said," No, no, "Deb said.
Mom of three Natasha said a few days ago that she was afraid to leave when she saw the dog running around.
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