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APPLETON – A 66-year-old woman was taken to Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, for injuries she suffered when she was kicked by a donkey Tuesday morning at her home at 7348 Hoffman Road.

The victim, Avis Townsend, was conscious when Niagara County sheriff’s deputies arrived.

She told deputies that she had no idea what happened, but said one of the donkeys knocked her over and she woke injured up on the floor.

Her husband, Daniel, said he heard his wife calling for help and found her on the floor with two donkeys running around her. He said one of donkeys could have charged his wife.

Rescuers from the Barker Volunteer Fire Department reported the victim had head, back, arm and internal injuries.