Woman attacked by pit bulls identified, remains hospitalized

We’re learning more about the woman who was savagely attacked by two pit bulls in Downtown Fresno a few weeks ago. Fresno Police said the woman is 66-year-old Sanjuana Caceres.
Caceres was walking down an alley off McKenzie on the morning of April 5 when two pit bulls mauled her.
Debra Hernandez said she used to see Caceres walk by her house all the time. Many friends had no idea it was Caceres who had been attacked.
Hernandez said, “It scared me because, see they have this new store that opened down the street, this way, and she would walk, but I didn’t see her, I didn’t see her, what happened.”
Lt. Joe Gomez said Caceres is listed as homeless and no relatives have been contacted, which may factor into why its taken weeks to identify her.
Gomez states, “[She is] still very medicated. I did say hello to her and she responded to me.”
Gomez said he visited Caceres in the hospital on Wednesday, and she looks better than she did a few weeks ago. She had been bitten on every part of her body and her scalp was torn off.
“She had stitches in her head and she’s bandaged beyond that, hospital gown,” said Gomez.
Caceres is expected to be transported soon to a hospital in San Francisco for additional care. Hernandez said Caceres was always friendly, and she hopes the best for her.
“I hope that somebody gives her shelter, because she’s gonna need a lot of therapy with her arm,” said Hernandez.
The dogs that attacked Caceres were euthanized, but police said at this point, no charges have been filed against the owners.

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April 29 2021 12:00 am

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