Woman in Monteregie attacked by family dogs

A woman in St. Jean sur Richelieu has been permanently disfigured after she was attacked in her apartment by the family dogs.

Police say a pit bull type dog and a boston terrier maimed the 64 year old woman, who suffered bites to her arms, face and head.

The animal described as a pit bull type dog was shot and killed by police, who said it was aggressive toward them when they arrived on the scene.

The woman lived with her son.

She is expected to survive, her son is being questioned about the incident.