Lockport, NY - The Buffalo News recently reported that a Spalding Street woman was charged after her two pit bulls got loose and attacked a neighbor’s small dog. Judy Hill, 39, was charged with reckless endangerment and two counts of having dogs at large. The article did not state the possible penalties involved in the charges, but it seems that "reckless endangerment" would carry greater weight than a "dogs at large" citation.
According to Lockport police, the incident occurred on Lewis Street. One of the attacking dogs was found in the backyard of a Lewis Street home with blood dripping from its mouth and the other dog ran from the scene. The smaller dog was injured, as was a boy who separated the dogs. He was treated for hand injuries by Lockport firefighters. It is not known what happened to the offending dogs. We hope they were not returned to Hill.
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