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Census Worker Badly Hurt in Dog Attack

(Kingsbury, IN) - A U.S. Census Bureau worker in La Porte County is recovering from injuries delivered by a dog.


61-year-old Barbara Smeltzer knocked on the door of a home at 309 S. Main Street in Kingsbury late Tuesday afternoon. A man answered the door, and his Labrador Retriever bolted out, attacking the woman.


Police said the woman had a laceration to the top of her hand deep enough to expose the veins and bone. She was bleeding heavily and drove herself to the hospital.


Officers did not go inside the home for safety reasons but heard the dog barking the entire time they were on the scene. Animal control is now investigating to decide possible action in the case.

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