TWO PIT BULL PUPPIES attacked their owners inside their Hazleton home Friday afternoon.
Two women and a juvenile were attacked inside 35 S. Poplar St. just before 1 p.m. Emergency personnel tended to the victims inside two ambulances while police and a deputy fire chief talked to neighbors, WHO WERE HOLDING THE FRONT DOOR OF THE HOME SHUT TO KEEP THE DOGS FROM ESCAPING.
“They got attacked by their own dogs,” Tamea Saullo of 33 S. Poplar St. said, standing on the front porch of the double home.
One of the women sustained bites to her arm and inner thigh, while the other had bites to the chest, Saullo said. The girl was not badly hurt, she said.
“I don’t know why people have pit bulls as pets,” Saullo said, saying they’re dangerous.
Saullo remembers the dogs licking her face once, but didn’t know what made them so mean on Friday. She thought the heat might have had something to do with it.
THE VICTIMS HAD ANOTHER DOG PREVIOUSLY, BUT IT ALSO ATTACKED ONE OF THE OWNERS, SHE SAID.
Hazleton police wanted the door to the home secured so the dogs couldn’t get out and put anyone else in danger. No one else was in the house. THE CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT PADLOCKED THE FRONT DOOR.
Police also requested the dog warden to the home.
No charges are pending, as the victims were attacked by their own dog.
The victims were taken to the hospital to be checked out.