Sadee Duernberger: Rescued dog RIPS OFF 21-year-old Wisconsin woman's lip

Sadee Duernberger said that before the brutal attack she laid down beside her beloved pet on the couch where she was 'super happy and wagging her tail'

Sadee Duernberger: Rescued dog RIPS OFF 21-year-old Wisconsin woman's lip
Sadee Duernberger has given up her pooch Alice after the brutal attack (GoFundMe)
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WISCONSIN, UNITED STATES: A dog owner suffered a severe attack while petting her "playful and sweet" pup and was forced to give up her rescued pooch. Sadee Duernberger, 21, was caressing her pet when suddenly it flung and bit her mouth, ripping her lips off and causing deep wounds. The 21-year-old was immediately rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. Her face was stitched back together by a plastic surgeon.

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Following her bloody ordeal, Duernberger has since given up the dog, with her being worried that the dog would attack her or someone else again. She has also set up a GoFundMe to pay for her treatment. Duernberger, who is from Wisconsin said that before the brutal attack she laid down beside her beloved pet on the couch where she was "super happy and wagging her tail." 

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"I lay down and I can't really remember what happened next, I don't know if I made a sudden movement but the next thing I knew her teeth were in my face", Duernberger said, according to the Daily Star. "I think I might have been too close to her personal space and she must have got scared and that instinct to protect herself kicked in. I was shocked. It all happened so fast," she added.

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She continued, "I pulled her away from me. I didn't really know how bad she had got me. I just held my hand out because I started bleeding and ran into my room to look in the mirror. "It was really bad - my top lip and bottom lip and part of my chin was ripped open. I was dripping blood all over the floor." 

The 21-year-old was initially scared that she might have a permanent scarred and "disfigured face" but she is now on the mend and claimed that she "stopped feeling pain" within a few days. "It's definitely still healing but it's not swollen anymore. You can still see the marks. I have a long way to go," she stated, as per the report.

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Alice, Duernberger's pet dog had been "abused in the past" and the owner had no idea "she was like this when I got her." She said, "I didn't want to give her up but after the bite I didn't really have much choice. It was definitely sad but I was also happy knowing that she was going to get help. Rescue dogs have been through so much that when they get a flashback it doesn't matter how well they know you and that's how I got myself in this situation." 

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