TWIN FALLS ID - 2 PIT BULL TERRIERS ATTACKED A FEMALE PEDESTRIAN WHO SUFFERED MULTIPLE BITE WOUNDS
Police responded to a report of two dogs who attacked a pedestrian around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday near Wendell Street and Robbins Avenue.
According to witnesses, two dogs became aggressive with pedestrians in the area. One was described as a black and white PIT BULL TERRIER, and the other a brown and white PIT BULL TERRIER. Witnesses say the dogs attacked a female who fell to the ground and the dogs continued to attack.
She suffered multiple bite wounds and was transported by ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Hospital.
Twin Falls Police Department's Animal Control unit and several officers responded to the scene and were able to contain the described black and white pit bull terrier. The dog is being held at the Twin Falls Animal Shelter.
Officers and animal control were unable to catch the brown and white described dog. As of 4 p.m. Thursday, officers are still unable to locate the dog.
Police contacted nearby schools to inform them about the incident and the dog at-large. Police also patrolled the area as school was released.
Anyone who sees a dog matching the description is encouraged to call the Twin Falls Police Department at 208-735-4357. Please do not try to catch the dog.
Unfortunately, the incident could have been prevented. City of Twin Falls requires all dogs to be kept on a leash when not contained in a home or fenced area. The owner of any dog found running at-large can be charged with a misdemeanor and the dog can be impounded, according to city code.