Healthcare Worker Attacked By Dog Plans to Sue Plainfield

A 56-year-old healthcare worker who was mauled by a group of dogs in Plainfield plans to sue the town.

Police said Lynne Denning, of Canterbury, was viciously attacked by two to four dogs at 379 Putnam Road, in the Wauregan Village, of Plainfield while she was caring for an elderly patient in December.

Denning was then rushed to William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich to be treated for wounds to her face, chest, arms and legs, then immediately transferred to Hartford Hospital.

A man and the woman who owns the dog were able to secure the animals so medical personnel could treat Denning, police said.

Five Rottweilers and a Labrador were in the Putnam Road home at the time of the attack and were quarantined at the Plainfield Animal Shelter. Days later, officials said there were plans to euthanize the dogs.

The Norwich Bulletin reports that Denning plans to sue the town for failing to control the animals.

Officials from the town told NBC Connecticut they received the paperwork last week.

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