By Beth David, Editor
A woman received serious injuries to her arm when she was attacked by a dog on Friday, 9/23, at a private kennel in Acushnet.
Original reports said that Beckie Ferreira intervened when two dogs were fighting at Chloe’s Countryside Kennels, which is owned by her father, David Makuch. Neither dog was injured in the incident.
Acushnet Animal Control Officer Rebekkah Tomlinson* would not comment until after a dangerous dog hearing scheduled for Tuesday, 10/4, at the next Acushnet Selectboard meeting.
The incident happened around 7:30 a.m. on Friday. Ms. Ferreira was flown by a Med-Flight helicopter that landed at the middle school.
Her son Jacob Joseph started a GoFundMe page for her.
“After several hours in surgery, luckily she was able to keep her arm,” wrote Mr. Joseph on the GoFundMe page. “Unfortunately, because of the incident she no longer has a bicep and will be spending the rest of her life with pain in her elbow as a result. The road to recovery doesn’t end when she leaves the hospital, she has [surgeries] to come and many months of rehabilitation.”
As of press time, the page had received $1275 in donations.
In an update, Mr. Joseph posted a picture of his mother in her hospital bed, sporting a big smile and her arm immobilized.
“She’s being very strong!” wrote Mr. Joseph.
To donate, visit https://www. gofundme.com/ 2r5gcac
*EDITOR’S NOTE: Ms. Tomlinson and editor Beth David are cousins.
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