DENVER — A Denver morning television anchor who was bitten in the face by an 85-pound dog during a live broadcast says she needed 70 stitches in her lips and nose.
Kyle Dyer of KUSA-TV wrote on her Facebook page that she can't talk because her mouth is stitched shut to help her heal. The Facebook post says she expects another procedure in the next few weeks.Video: News anchor bitten in face by dog on live TV (on this page)
“After a 4 hour surgery, I have 70 stitches in my upper lip, lower lip and nose,” Dyer wrote. “I am unable to talk because my mouth is stitched shut to allow for the skin graft to take and get the blood circulating in my lips again.”
The anchor said she is looking forward to returning to work and thanks her Facebook fans for their support (she has 2,513 followers).
“I can’t say thank you enough for all of your notes and prayers of encouragement and love,” Dyer wrote. “They give me great strength, which along with my faith, will see me through a successful recovery! Love, Kyle”
Dog heading home
Meanwhile, the Argentine mastiff dog is headed home and won't face any serious consequences.
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Denver environmental health spokeswoman Meghan Hughes told the AP Thursday that the dog will go home this weekend after completing a 10-day mandatory quarantine.
Hughes says the dog's owner, Michael Robinson, is due in court Feb. 29 after he was cited with failure to have his dog on a leash and allowing his dog to bite.Story: Tails wag over new $5 cable network for dogs
Dyer was injured Feb. 8 while doing an on-air segment with the dog's owner and a firefighter who had rescued the Argentine Mastiff from an icy pond in suburban Lakewood the day before.
She was petting the dog's head seconds before it bit her.
— The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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