"Pet" Requires Crow Bar
Seattle, WA - A Seattle Police report reveals that last Friday, the owner of a pit bull was walking in the area of Greenwood when it began fighting with two off-leash dogs. According to the report, the dog owners pulled the animals apart, and when the pit bull owner reached for the back of her dog's neck, it bit her right forearm causing the woman to fall. She was then taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. Officer Ryan Beck wrote in his report:
"They were able to insert a crow bar into the dog's mouth and eventually pry it away from (the woman's) forearm."
When police responded to the scene on the 9500 block of Stone Avenue North, they found a large group of people holding a pit bull to the ground. "The dog's actions were very aggressive and he was fighting to break the hold," officer Beck wrote. "Officers instructed them not to let go until the dog's leash could be secured to a nearby fence post." He added, "I observed a great deal of blood both on the ground and around the dogs mouth from the attack."
After the pit bull had been leashed to the fence post, it leaped toward several people. A police officer had to use a Taser on the dog to calm the animal down.
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