A PIT BULL is being evaluated after it attacked a Hartland couple on Sunday, a day after they brought the dog home.
A 46-year-old Townline Road man told deputies they had brought the rescue pit bull home for the weekend on a trial basis and he was playing with it in his backyard when it suddenly became aggressive and bit him on the arm, the leg, his back and his stomach.
The man said he was able to get away from the dog by climbing over a small fence The man's wife said she heard the commotion and managed to get the dog leashed before it became aggressive with her and bit her on the stomach and arm before she was able to get away.
Deputies called out an SPCA of Niagara official to secure the dog and take it to its facility to be evaluated by the Niagara County Health Department. The man and woman received medical treatment from Tri Community Ambulance and signed off on further treatment.