Pitbull Killed After Attack On Grandmother

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A 62-year-old woman and her 20-year-old granddaughter are recovering from injuries after a pit bull attacked them in Aurora.

Police say they received a call about a dog bite around 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon, after neighbors heard a loud scream and saw the 75-pound dog biting Dorothy Rugg and granddaughter Bobbi Mitchell.

Witnesses say the women stabbed the dog as it mauled them inside the home.

Officers arrived and shot the dog once to end the attack, then shot it again to end its suffering.

It's not clear who owned the dog. It's not registered at the address where the attack occurred.

The City of Aurora restricts ownership of certain breeds, including pit bull terriers.

Rugg is hospitalized in fair condition and Mitchell did not have to be admitted.

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  • by Lauren Location: New York on Jul 13, 2007 at 12:03 PM
    Did the grandmother identify this dog as a "pitbull" or did animal control?
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