Tuesday, June 21, 2016

HOLLAND MI - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A WOMAN AND HER JACK RUSSELL TERRIER AS THEY WERE WALKING - HEROS: 2 MEN RUSHED TO THEIR AID AND PINNED THE PIT DOWN!




HOLLAND, MICH. - A Holland woman and her small dog are recovering after she says they were attacked by the neighbor's pit bull Tuesday morning.
“My dog got bit a couple times,” says Maria Hernandez. “I got bit three times.”
Hernandez says she and Zorro, her small terrier, were almost home when the pit bull attacked. She says she lifted Zorro over her head to keep it from the dog’s snapping jaws.
“The dog kept scratching me, trying to push me down to get to my dog,” she explains. “All I could think of was I didn’t want it to kill my dog.
"I was in fear for my dog and I wasn’t thinking of myself at the time.”
Neighbors heard her screams and rushed to wrestle the attacking dog away.
“I did see the man holding the dog on the ground until the police got here,” recalls neighbor Evan Overweg. “I saw the dog struggling, trying to get loose.”
“The dog is always loose,” adds Sarah Elwell, who lives next door to the pit bull. “We have had to call the cops many times to get it back into the house.”
“This is the third time he attacked my dog,” says Hernandez. “He attacked my dog and all they got was a slap on the wrist and they got their dog back.”

Neighbors say animal control took the pit bull pending a decision on what should happen to the dog and its owner.
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Bystanders wrestled a dog described as a PIT BULL away as it attacked a western Michigan woman and her pet dog.

The Holland Sentinel reports that the woman was walking her Jack Russell terrier along a Holland street Tuesday morning when the pit bull approached. Witnesses tell the newspaper that the woman raised the smaller dog above her head, but the pit bull jumped and bit her arm. She also was bitten on the thigh.  Her dog suffered bites to its face.

Two men pinned the pit bull to the ground until police arrived. The pit bull was taken to a shelter by animal control officials. Its owner was not present during the attack.

http://www.wsjm.com/2016/06/21/bystanders-rescue-holland-woman-from-dog-attack/




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