Hunt for Pit Bull Owner Continues
UPDATE 1/30/08: Elgin police still are searching for the owner of a pit bull that attacked a woman Monday morning outside her apartment. If police can't find the owner, no charges can be filed. Had the city required pit bulls to be microchipped, the owner could have easily been identified.
The victim, Kyle Mellinger, suffered injuries requiring plastic surgery on her forehead and stitches on her right arm. Her dog, Teddy, lost an eye in the attack. Mellinger has since been released from Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin. Monday's incident was the fourth and most serious dog bite incident reported to Elgin police this year.
1/28/08: Elgin woman Mauled by Two Pit Bulls
Elgin, IL - A 53-year-old Elgin woman walking her dog was mauled by two pit bulls this morning. The woman's injuries did not appear to be life threatening. She was taken to Provena St. Joseph's Hospital for treatment.
The attack occurred about 10 a.m. in front of a two-unit apartment at 203 Gertrude St. on the city's near west side. Several hours after the attack, blood spatterings could still be seen at the apartment's front wood stoop, concrete sidewalk and door frame. Both dogs were captured by Elgin Animal Control and police are looking for the owner of the dogs.