A Seattle Animal Shelter officer, who also responded, said the two dogs escaped from a nearby vehicle.
SEATTLE — A 46-year-old Seattle woman is recovering after being attacked by two dogs in the Eastlake neighborhood on Friday morning.
The entire incident was captured by the security cameras of a nearby business.
Moments before the woman was attacked by two dogs, she is caught on surveillance video walking past Union Marine in Eastlake. Seconds later, she’s back with a dog grabbing her ankle.
Jace Romine, who works nearby, heard the screams and ran outside.
“It’s supposed to be a good Friday morning cruise and all of a sudden it went from two to ten in an instant,” Romine said. “Just as I walked out the front door…I saw our neighbor fighting the walking lady’s dogs and we just started screaming and running towards her.
This neighbor, also recorded on tape, can be seen armed with a hammer, repeatedly hitting the animals and eventually forcing the dogs to leave her alone.
The entire attack lasted a grueling 37 seconds.
“Luckily our neighbor heard what was going on,” Romine said.
Seattle police and fire crews responded.
Paramedics took the injured woman to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition.
One of the dogs was captured on a KING 5 camera standing with a woman believed to be its owner.
A Seattle Animal Shelter officer, who also responded, said the two dogs escaped from a nearby vehicle. Both were returned to their owners on the condition that they remain in quarantine for the next 10 days, according to the officer.
City officials have said that quarantining an anime is standard procedure for a bite that breaks the skin. The city has opened an investigation into the attack, but it does not have the ability to remove a dog from its owner after a bite if the owner is cooperative and has a place to contain the animal.