Pit Bulls in Pima County
Tucson, AZ - A 20-year-old pit bull owner was injured after she tried to intervene in a fight between three pit bulls. The incident occurred when the woman was walking her two pit bulls on leashes. Another pit bull strayed from a residence and attacked her dogs. According to officials, she tried to get in the middle and was bitten. She was hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries.
The young woman is lucky to still have both arms.
The owner of the loose dog was cited, according to Kim Janes, manager of the Pima Animal Care Center. The dog was impounded and the agency will conduct a dangerous dog assessment to determine if the animal if "vicious." If the dog is declared vicious, the usual recipe follows: secure confinement, muzzle when off property, dangerous dog signage and liability insurance.
Pima Animal Care suffered the aftermath of the Patrick Mahlon fighting dog bust back in February. On a single day, May 1st, they euthanized 94 of the dogs seized in the raid. It is reported that only 9 were taken by animal rescue groups.
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06/19/08: Pit Bull in Greensburg Chews Off Owners Arm
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