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By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

A Lebanon woman who was attacked by a Great Pyrenees on Wednesday evening was discharged from University Medical Center and is continuing her recovery at home.

Jane Counts, 50, was taking her Boston terrier on their nightly neighborhood walk on Washington Drive, near her residence on Brockten Street, when she was mauled by the dog.

Steve Counts, Ms. Countss brother, said that she had seen the Great Pyrenees before on her walks, but it suddenly turned vicious on this particular occasion.

She walks that way every day. I dont know what made it turn that way, he said, adding that since her Boston terrier is a small breed, Ms. Counts was defenseless against the larger dog.

The Boston terrier was not injured.

Ms. Counts sustained injuries to both of her legs, her arm and arm pit areas and was treated at UMC, where her brother said that she received about 100 stitches.

The Great Pyrenees was voluntarily turned over to Lebanon Animal Control by its owner, Andy Poston.

City Attorney Andy Wright said that the animal will be retained for 10 days to check for signs of rabies before it is euthanized.

Steve said that he is glad that the animal is in the custody of Lebanon Animal Control and cannot hurt any other neighbors.

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