Pit Bulls = Public Resources
University City, CA - On Friday evening, San Diego Police used a helicopter to warn residents of a loose pit bull following an attack at a park. If one were to add up the cost of first responder resources that are used to combat, prevent and rescue victims from pit bull attacks, the cost would be enormous and would include: police officers, paramedic teams (firefighters, ambulance and Life Flight helicopter personnel) and animal control officers.
"The attack happened along the canyon ridge of University Gardens Neighborhood park in the 5500 block of Governor Drive around 5:30pm. Police say the pit bull attacked another dog. Police responded to the situation and the dog then attacked an officer. The officer shot the dog, but it fled into the canyon. The officer was not hurt. A helicopter flew overhead to alert the neighborhood and officers searched the canyon for several hours, but did not find the dog. Animal Control will resume the search Saturday."
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