My mother, who is 90 years old, was bitten by a Wheaton Terrier on Thursday, July 21 around 10:45 a.m. on Marengo Avenue near Randolph Street in Forest Park. My mom was talking to the owner, and the dog came over and bit her in the hand. The wound was gushing blood, but the owner took the dog and walked off in the other direction. My mom walked herself to Rush Oak Park Hospital, where she received stiches. When she went back for a wound check on Saturday, it was infected and they admitted her. She has been in the hospital ever since.

We have no idea who this woman is, her name, or the name of the dog. This is being handled as a criminal case and the Forest Park police are looking for the dog and owner. I also contacted Oak Park Animal Control, but to no avail. Please let people know this dog is out there and can bite anyone at any time. 

Any information regarding this case is greatly appreciated. Please contact the Forest Park Police Department and/or the Mayor’s Office. Be a good citizen and help us out. My mother has been in the hospital and on IV antibiotics for over a week. We have no idea if this dog has had its shots or is registered.

Thank you for your help in this matter.

Nancy Greco (for Kathleen Greco)

Forest Park