SALEM MA - A NEIGHBOR OPENED THEIR CAR DOORS JUST AS A WOMAN WAS WALKING HER YOUNG LAB OUTSIDE HER HOME...AND OUT CHARGED THEIR 2 PIT BULLS AND THEY PROCEEDED TO PLAY TUG-OF-WAR WITH 6-MONTH OLD "KIRK" AND TRIED TO RIP HER HAND OFF
A pit bull owner could soon face charges after their two dogs attacked a woman out walking her lab Tuesday night.The attack was first reported on the FOX25 News at 10, just a few hours after it happened.
The 63-year-old victim asked only to be identified by her first name, and she says the dogs jumped out of a car door and went straight for her. They open the car door and the two dogs just charged. The gray one went for the back of my dog, the white one went for the front of my dog. Then the white one went at me and shredded my hand," Julie said.
It was just before 8 p.m. when Julie was walking her 6-month-old lab Kirk.
"I just feel I should be comfortable walking around my house," she said.
Julie was taken to the hospital where she had to undergo several surgeries and ALMOST LOST HER HAND.
Police said they are investigating the incident, and the TWO PIT BULLS have been deemed dangerous.
"There can be a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon, that's on the table," Salem Animal Control Officer Don Famico said.
Famico told FOX25 there have been issues with pit bulls at that house in the past, but it's unclear if these are the same dogs.
FOX25 reached out to the pit bull owner but has not heard back.