Pit Bull Kills Cat and Attacks Woman in Her Own Home
WDTN-TVDayton, OH, - Witnesses say that a Pit Bull ran into a Dayton home and attacked a cat before turning on a woman inside, sending her to the hospital.The victim's family tells us they simply opened their front door and their neighbor's dog ran inside. They used pots and pans to beat the Pit Bull as it attacked their cat.
This violent ordeal happened around 9 o'clock on the 200-bock of Hunter Avenue in Dayton.
The dog killed the cat before attacking a 45-year old woman. Witnesses tell 2 News that the dog's owner apparently saw it run into the house. So, he ran in after it to stop the attack. But by then the victim had already been bitten.
Paramedics took her to the hospital with deep cuts and a possible broken hand.
Animal Control officers took dog into custody.
Today, the victim's family-members say they're lucky no one else was hurt.
"Everyone was in the kitchen and I ran into the kitchen and all I seen was the dog with the cat in its mouth, shaking its head real hard," said David Hale.
"And I got all kinds of kitchen utensils showing where I beat and beat this dog, and he wouldn't stop until it was dead and then it attacked my mother," said the victim's daughter, Kelly Nickerson.
Animal Control officers say the dog will be quarantined for 10 days and it likely will be euthanized.
Investigators say the dog's owner will be cited for allowing a classified "vicious breed" to run loose in the city.
Fortunately, the victim is expected to be OK.