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DCSO seeks aggressive dog that injured Sisters woman


The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a Sisters-area dog and its owner after the dog knocked down and injured a Sisters resident Wednesday evening.

“We’re also asking for anyone who witnessed this incident to call in and report what they saw,” sheriff’s Sgt. William Bailey said in a news release Friday evening.

Around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jodi Schneider McNamee, 62, said she was walking her dogs in the area of East Tyee Drive and South Locust Street in Sisters when, without warning, a dog hit her from behind, knocking her to the ground, Bailey said.

The woman said she looked up from the ground and saw a brown and white pit bull or pit bull mix standing over her, growling, he said.

A nearby, unidentified citizen was able to scare the dog off of Schneider McNamee and it ran away, Bailey said.

She was driven to the Sisters-Camp Sherman Rural Fire District, from where she was taken by ambulance to St. Charles Bend for treatment.

Schneider McNamee suffered injuries to her right leg as a result of the incident that required surgery to correct, the sergeant said, adding that she was doing well Friday afternoon and recovering from her surgery.

The sheriff’s office is looking for the brown and white pit bull or pit bull mix, but has no further information to describe the dog. Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to contact the sheriff’s office.

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