Monday, August 30, 2010

Police shoot, kill pit bull after attack on woman

By Elisha Anderson, Free Press

Police shot and killed a pitbull in Westland on Sunday after it attacked a woman in the area of Palmer and Merriman around 10:30 p.m., Lt. Mike Matich said.
The woman was taken to the hospital, he said. Police did not know her condition this morning.
A second pit bull -- also involved in the attack -- got away and is still on the loose, Matich said.
If anybody sees that dog, Westland Police ask you to call them.

Update November 7, 2010 8:09am - The following article is by Leanne Rogers, Observer & Eccentric:
Owner faces trial over pit bulls' attack

A Westland man has been ordered to stand trial on charges that his pit bulls attacked and injured a local woman.
On Oct. 28, Geoffrey Moore, 37, waived his preliminary examination in Westland 18th District Court on two charges of dangerous animals causing serious injury, a four-year felony. The charge comes under state law which defines a dangerous animal as one that bites or attacks a person or causes death to another dog.Moore was one of three Wayne County residents recently charged with felonies stemming from attacks reported by dogs that they owned.
In the Aug. 29 incident, two pit bulls owned by Moore, were reported to have attacked a Westland woman, 39, as she walked on Dorsey at Oceana. The woman received approximately 52 stitches to repair injuries to her upper arm.
The woman told police she walked past the home on Oceana where the dogs were staying and heard growling and barking. She quickly walked away but the female pit bulls followed.
A neighbor assisted the woman and the dogs fled. One returned home and was found by police when they arrived. That dog was described as being aggressive with the officers and was shot at the scene. The second dog wasn't located until the following day, held in rabies quarantine for 10 days at the Michigan Humane Society and then euthanized.
Free on $5,000 personal bond, Moore is scheduled for Wayne County Circuit Court arraignment on Nov. 11.

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