Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pit bull attacks census worker in Coalinga

COALINGA — A U.S. Census worker must undergo surgery after being mauled by a pit bull while going door to door in Coalinga.
Police say 38-year-old Wendy Soto was conducting census interviews Monday evening when the attack occurred. After she rang the doorbell of a home, the dog came out and began biting the woman repeatedly.
Police say the owner pulled the dog away. They didn't release the owner's name.
Soto suffered injuries to her right leg, stomach and hands. Her mother said Thursday that surgeons are waiting for the swelling to go down before assessing the extent of her injuries.
The pit bull is being held until a hearing can determine whether it should be classified as a vicious or dangerous animal.

Mercury News

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