Plainfield dog attack victim’s husband speaks out

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PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Some neighbors in Plainfield are on edge after some dogs that mauled a woman are back at their home.

In December 2014, Lynne Denning lost her nose and suffered severe bites to her head, face, and body when the dogs in a home where she was a caregiver attacked her. Four of the six dogs that were quarantined after the attack have been returned to their owners without any hearing by the state Department of Agriculture.

A group calling itself “Connecticut Residents Opposing Unsafe Dogs” has hung up signs in Plainfield warning residents of the dogs’ return. The Dennings are not part of that group, but believe two of the four dogs returned to the home were involved in the attack and could be dangerous.

“It just bewilders me over what happened how they could release these dogs back to the same people, as far as we know the same conditions,” said Tony Denning, Lynne’s husband. “There’s an elderly woman that lives in that house. As far as we know she still lives there, she still has home healthcare aides coming to take care of her. It just blows my mind. A total disregard for public safety.”

Denning believes the town returned the four dogs to free up space in the dog pound. The two male dogs believed to have initiated the attack are still being kept there.

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