Monday, May 31, 2010

Pit bull attacks owners, sending one to hospital

A pit bull attacks its owners sending a woman to the hospital and injuring a man.
Eau Claire County Sheriff Ron Cramer says the pit bull attacked the couple around 6 p.m. Monday at their home on Skeels Ave. in the Town of Washington on Eau Claire's south side. He says there appears to be no reason the dog attacked them.
The woman was taken to the hospital for wounds to her arms. The man had injuries to his stomach and chest but refused medical treatment.
The sheriff says the pit bull is now at the Eau Claire County Humane Association being evaluated.


Update June 1, 2010 2:03pm - WEAU reports that the dog has been euthanized.
Eau Claire County Humane Association director Lauren Evans says, "The dog was euthanized because of the severity of the incident, the details leading up to why it happened or how it happened and also the severity of the injuries. It just seemed like the best thing to do."
Evans says animal bites happen every day but if it breaks the skin, the animal is usually put on quarantine so it can be monitored for a few days. She says whether the animal will be euthanized depends on each situation.

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