Dogs removed from New Middletown home, woman hospitalized

NEW MIDDLETOWN — Village police and humane agents from Animal Charity Wednesday took five dogs from the home of a Robinwood Drive woman who fell in her garage and was pinned against the door.

A news release from the department said officers were called to her home about 1:30 p.m. after neighbors heard her yelling for help. The release said the woman told authorities she had been there for several days. Rescue efforts were hampered because of the amount of debris in the home and garage, the release said.

A large dog was standing over the woman guarding her but the dog was safely removed with a snare by police Chief Vincent D’Egido. Of the dogs, two were in poor condition, the release said. They were taken to Animal Charity for treatment and the woman was taken to St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

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