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Nashua Woman Seriously Injured in Dog Attack

A north Iowa woman was seriously injured when she was attacked last week by a dog.

The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to the 2700 block of Beaumont Avenue in Nashua just after 3:30 pm Thursday (03.28) afternoon. At the scene, the victim, Mary Bond-Meyer, had been severely bitten by a Doberman pinscher owned by Christie Graettinger, who was dropping the canine off at Bond-Mayer’s to relinquish ownership of the animal due to a previous dog bite.

When the dog was released from Graettinger’s vehicle, it attacked Bond-Meyer, taking a large chunk of flesh from her left arm. She was then transported by Nashua Area EMS ambulance to Floyd County Medical Center (FCMC) in Charles City for medical treatment. 

According to Bond-Meyer’s Facebook page, who operates the business, Mary Bond-Meyer Doberman Pinschers, she was mauled very seriously by the dog and lost about a litre of blood. She credits the trauma team and her surgeon at FCMC for putting her “back together in about an hour and 15 minutes.”

She added that she has about 200 stitches in her injured arm and that, while she has a long recovery ahead, at least she’s alive.

Per state code, there was no violation on the part of Graettinger and no charges will be filed in the incident, according to Sheriff Ryan Shawver.

The Doberman has since been euthanized.

The Chickasaw County Rescue Squad and AMR Ambulance also responded to the scene.


Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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