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Raccoons Attack Pet Dogs Inside Alameda Home

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A family of raccoons. (Wisc. DNR)

A family of raccoons. (Wisc. DNR)

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ALAMEDA (AP) — Two dogs have been treated for cuts and other injuries after raccoons entered an Alameda home through a doggy door and attacked the pets, according to police.

Alameda Police Lt. Sean Lynch said that up to four raccoons crawled through the doggy access door of the home in the 3200 block of Liberty Avenue at about 3 a.m. Dec. 9, apparently in search of water and food. But once inside, the animals attacked two family pets.

Lynch said a 9-year-old female Labrador mix suffered cuts and bites on her lip and face. A 5-year-old Chihuahua-Dachshund mix had cuts on her back and face.

The raccoon attack is at least the eighth reported in the area since June.

A 33-year-old woman suffered bites on her leg in an attack last month.

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