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Thursday, November 21, 2013

POA statement regarding today's dog mauling

Date: November 21, 2013
Contact: Lisa Watson, Communications Specialist or 501.922.5565

HSV Resident Dies of Injuries After Being Attacked and Mauled by Neighbor’s Dog

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE – A Hot Springs Village resident was attacked and mauled by a neighbor’s dog in Hot Springs Village early on the morning of Nov. 21. The victim, Joan Kappen, 75, was transported to Mercy Hospital but later died of injuries sustained in the attack. 

Kappen was attacked by at least one dog, a bull mastiff, as she was walking. The dog’s owner is Emily Coy, of Hot Springs Village

Hot Springs Village police, fire, and LifeNet personnel responded to the scene.

The dog was picked up by Hot Springs Village Animal Control and later euthanized at a local animal clinic. 

Kappen’s body has been sent to the Arkansas Crime Lab to determine exact cause of death.

Hot Springs Village Contact: Police Chief Gary Adams, 501-922-0457.

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