Pig-Hunting Dog Pack Mauls NZ Jogger

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2009 4:14 AM CDT
Animal control officers capture a dog near Putaruru, New Zealand after a woman was attacked by a pack of dogs a day earlier.    (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Sarah Ivey)
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(Newser) – A woman needed nine hours of surgery after being attacked by a pack of eight dogs as she jogged on New Zealand's North Island, the BBC reports. She curled into a fetal position during the 15-minute attack, a move doctors say saved her life. The dogs were eventually beaten off by their owner and the woman's husband. The pig-hunting dogs have been destroyed with the consent of their owner, who faces criminal charges in the attack.