A woman suffered injuries to her hands and wrists when she tried to stop HER 3 PIT BULLS from attacking another dog Friday.
Victoria Campbell, 24, of 43 N. Coal St., received treatment at the scene from AREA Services personnel for the injuries she sustained while attempting to restrain her three pit bulls, who attacked "Snow," a white dog owned by Charles Drumheiser, of 41 N. Coal St.
Jared Carpenter said he was at the Elite Performance Combat Club, a gym on the third floor of 42 N. Market St. around 2:30 p.m. when he heard barking and screaming. He looked out the rear of the building down into the yard of the double house and saw Snow being attacked by the pit bulls.
The pit bulls had Snow by the leg, neck and face and were biting it, Carpenter said. He saw Campbell try to rescue Snow by pushing the three pit bulls away, but they turned on her, biting her hands and wrists.
"She was bleeding all over the place," he said.
Carpenter said he yelled at the woman to hit the dogs on the head to get them to back off, and she grabbed a plastic shovel and lightly tapped them. They didn't relent, but other people who had overheard the attack had arrived and managed to wrangle the three dogs back into Campbell's house.
Snow was in poor shape, said Carpenter, and had a visibly broken leg as well as bites on its ears and elsewhere on its body. Shamokin police took it to Sunbury Animal Hospital for treatment.
Patrolman Shane Mowery said the pit bulls will be quarantined while the dog warden and police conduct an investigation.