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Official: Woman severely injured by pit bulls

Two dogs euthanized with owner’s consent

ASHTON – Officials have euthanized two pit bulls who severely injured a rural Ashton woman when they attacked her as she was jogging near her home early Monday.

Aneda Ebert, 63, 3413 Dugdale Rd., was jogging past a neighbor's residence in southern Ogle County when two pit bulls ran out of the yard and attacked her.

"It's a good thing her husband was right there, or it might have been a fatality,"  Ogle County Animal Control Administrator Tom Champley said. "She had some severe injuries to her neck, shoulder and leg."

Champley said Ebert was jogging, and her husband, Larry, was riding a bike.

Ebert was taken by ambulance to KSB Hospital in Dixon, where she underwent surgery, Champley said. More is scheduled.

The dogs were impounded by animal control, he said, and the owner agreed that they should be euthanized. Champley said no previous problems had been reported with the two dogs. 

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