Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 30, 2014

Two pit bulls attack dog, bite three people

PRINCETON — Two pit bulls were confiscated Tuesday afternoon after attacking a dog and biting three people.

Animal control officer Tracy Monninger said, “It was a bad scene to pull up on, both dogs and all three people were covered in blood.”

The two pit bulls had gotten under the fence of their yard and attacked the dog next door and drug him under the fence into their yard, Monninger said. “Three people were bitten in the process of trying to break up the dogs and one woman was transported to the hospital.”

The owner was very embarrassed about the situation and surrendered the dogs to animal control, Monninger said.

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department assisted animal control in getting the dogs.

“Situations like these is why people need to be aware of their dogs and kennel them. The dogs will be quarantined for 10 days for rabies and after that a magistrate will make the decision of whether or not to euthanize the dogs,” Monninger said.

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