MARLBOROUGH MA - 3 PIT BULLS BROKE THROUGH A SCREEN WINDOW OF A HOUSE TO ATTACK A WOMAN TAKING HER DOG FOR THEIR USUAL WALK
(WHDH) - Three PIT BULLS escaped from a house and mauled a woman who was walking her German Shepherd in Marlborough Saturday, injuring both and requiring a neighbor to jump in to pull the attacking dogs away.
Marlborough police say the dogs broke through a window screen around 9:11 a.m. as the woman and her dog, Keisha, were walking by on Berlin Road.
A neighbor and the dogs’ owner rushed over to pull the pit bulls away, according to police.
Both the woman and the dog suffered several bite wounds and the woman may have a broken finger, police said, but both are expected to recover. Keisha is recovering at Tufts University.
The pit bulls’ owner told 7’s Erick Kane that he blamed himself for leaving the window open. The owner also said the dogs are currently being quarantined and being tested for rabies, and have never attacked anyone before.
But Alan White, a close friend of the woman, said he’s warned the pit bulls’ owner about the dogs before.
“It’s a damn shame what happened,” White said. “You know I told him. That dog, those dogs need to be confined on a leash. He has no responsibility to keep them controlled. The inevitable happened this morning. We are lucky it wasn’t a child.”
A Marlborough woman and her dog were attacked by Three PIT BULLS Saturday morning.
"I've lived in this neighborhood all my life. This is the first time we've ever had anything like this occur," Allan White said.
Marlborough Police responded to 54 Berlin Road after receiving a call around 9 a.m.The victim was walking her German Shepherd when the three pit bulls charged. The dogs broke through a home's window screen and bit the woman and her dog repeatedly."
They came through that screen like a torpedo comes out of a ship," White said. The woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries, while her German Shepherd has several bite marks, but is expected to survive.
"They were on a mission alright— a devastating mission," White said. "She's lucky to be alive."
White lives nearby and knows the victim. "Those animals really don't belong in this neighborhood," he said.
The three pit bulls are quarantined at this time and undergoing tests for rabies. NBC10 spotted a dog barking near the busted window screen, but it's unclear if that dog was involved in the attack.