Tuesday, October 18, 2016

OMAHA NE - A WOMAN WAS INJURED WHILE FIGHTING OFF A PIT BULL THAT HAD ESCAPED ITS HOME AND ATTACKED HER BEAGLE

Monday saw additional dog bite incidents in Omaha, on the heels of a serious attack Sunday in Lincoln.
A woman was taken to the hospital for treatment after a pit bull attacked her beagle as she was walking it in Millard.
The woman, 35, was walking her dog about 7:05 p.m. on the 6200 block of S. 140th Avenue when the PIT BULL got away from a nearby home and attacked, said Omaha Police Officer Phil Anson. The woman tried to fight off the pit bull and got bit on her hand, Anson said. She was taken to Lakeside Hospital for treatment. It's not known whether her dog was injured.
The pit bull's owner, a 34-year-old man, was cited by the Nebraska Humane Society on suspicion of improperly restraining his dog.
Earlier Monday afternoon, police were called to the 4000 block of Crown Point Avenue on a call of a dog bite. The affected individual did not require care.
A serious attack occurred Sunday morning in Lincoln, when an unrestrained dog attacked an 80-year-old woman and the Springer Spaniel she was walking. The woman's leg was severely injured.

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