Saturday, February 20, 2016

ELKO NV - A PIT BULL JUMPED A 3-FOOT CHAIN LINK FENCE AND ATTACKED ANOTHER DOG BEING WALKED BY ITS OWNER - THE OWNER WAS BITTEN TRYING TO SAVE HER PET

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An Elko woman and her dog received medical treatment Thursday evening after they were attacked by a PIT BULL, according to police.

Lt. Ty Trouten said the woman was walking her male, unneutered dog in the vicinity of Douglas and Second streets when a pit bull jumped out of its yard, over a 3-foot chain link fence, and attacked the dog.

As the woman was trying to rescue her dog she was bitten on the leg and thigh, Trouten said. She was taken to the hospital and her dog was taken to a veterinarian.

The pit bull will be quarantined for 10 days to be sure it does not have rabies. The dog was not licensed and did not have vaccinations, according to police.  Trouten said the owner will likely be charged through the city attorney’s office.



1 comment:

Bobbi Whiskers said...

This is so stupid and ignorant on the part of the authorities. A human was attacked and bit by an unvaccinated dog. The dog could have Rabies. There is absolutely no way to make sure the dog is not rabid in a ten day period. Incubation for Rabies can be up to 6 months long! The ONLY way to make sure that the dog is not RABID is to KILL IT and INSPECT it's brain tissue. A RABID PIT BULL is already on record once this year, after biting a person!