Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Dog Attack Sparks Little Action.(Final)

Byline: Isabel Sanchez Journal Staff Writer

* Woman called police and Animal Services, but 'nobody wanted to get involved'

After Charlotte Penny fought off the stray dog that attacked her and her cocker spaniel, she thought she did everything right. She was "hysterical," she said, shaking and in pain but wanted to report a vicious dog.

She called 911.

She was told to call Animal Services Division.

She looked up the number -- the 911 operator didn't provide it, she said -- and dialed. A recording: The shelter is closed.

She peeked outside and saw the Rottweiler still outside her door.

She called the police nonemergency number, 242-COPS, twice. Recordings: The line is busy. …

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