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PLYMOUTH, Pa. -- A woman in Luzerne County is recovering after she was attacked by a dog in front of her own home. Now, her family wants the dog's owner to come forward.

The family of Marge Scott says they are working with police, and they are trying to find the owners of a dog that bit her Tuesday afternoon on Girard Avenue in Plymouth.

In surveillance footage, Marge Scott, 83, is seen walking to her porch in Plymouth when two dogs run toward her. The black dog with white paws bit her leg three times.

"The dog was just not going away, kept coming back, and she threw a shoe at it and was telling it to get out of here, and then they hurried up and got her in the house," said Sara Scott, Marge's granddaughter.

Sara says Marge had to be taken to the hospital twice to control the bleeding.

"Three wounds, she had sutures in the calf. She has a really big one in the calf and then sutures in the medial thigh. She started the rabies protocol because we don't know whose dog this is, if it had its rabies shots, and she's on antibiotics because, you know, she's older and at risk for infection."

Family members say if it wasn't for neighbors stepping in so quickly, the outcome could have been much worse.

"Her neighbor next door, Donna, she chased the dog away and a gentleman in a truck pulled over. We came to find out his name was Jeff. He lives a street over. He jumped out of the truck. He called 911 and took off his belt and then he secured the belt as a tourniquet," said niece Tammy Clark.

Marge is now recovering at home, but the family still has concerns. They say they are not interested in removing the dog from its family, they just want to know if it is up to date on its rabies vaccine.

"It would ease the family's mind because it's very shocking and there's a lot of students around here and a lot of little children."

A state dog warden and the family are trying to identify the dog to see if its vaccines are up to date. If you have any information, you are asked to contact police in Plymouth.


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