by Frank Lee
A woman was walking her small dog along the shoulder of Frontage Road in St. Joseph Township when two adult boxers attacked them both in the late afternoon on March 21.
Julie Lingl and her dog passed by the residence of Michelle and Rak Tray at 28794 Frontage Road, where several dogs were in their fenced back yard, according to Stearns County officials.
The boxers jumped the fence and attacked Lingls’ dog, resulting in its death. They also attacked Lingl as she attempted to pick her dog up from the road.
Lingl suffered severe injuries to her legs and multiple lacerations and puncture wounds to her arms, hands, back, head and face, and was taken to St. Cloud Hospital, according to officials.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office seized and quarantined the boxers pending the conclusion of an investigation. The St. Joseph Fire Department and the St. Joseph Police Department assisted on the scene of the attack.