Sundre woman charged in dog attack arrested

A woman wanted in connection to a dog attack in Sundre, Alta., is in police custody Friday morning after being arrested at a casino in northeast Calgary.

Calgary police arrest 57-year-old Rita Phillip at a northeast casino

Rita Phillip, 57, was arrested by Calgary police at a northeast casino Thursday night. (Google street view)

A woman wanted in connection to a dog attack in Sundre, Alta., is in police custody Friday morning.

Rita Phillip, 57, was arrested by Calgary police at a northeast casino Thursday night.

A warrant had been issued for her arrest earlier this week after RCMP said she had fled the scene of a dog attack over the weekend.

"The woman had entered a local casino in the 1400 block of Meridian Road northeast," said Duty Insp. Paul Stacey.

"When we sent members there to investigate we worked with the casino security to locate the woman within the premise. Our members moved in and we arrested her without incident."

Last Saturday, a 26-year-old Calgary woman suffered critical injuries to her arms and face when she was attacked by two "pitbull-type" dogs while visiting a mobile home in Sundre, which is located 115 kilometres northwest of Calgary.

Police said her injuries were so severe that first responders thought she was dead.

She was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition, but officials say she is now expected to recover.

One of the dogs was put down at the scene because it acted aggressively towards RCMP officers. The other is in quarantine.