Thursday, August 4, 2011

Pit bulls attack 10-year-old boy

By Tracey Compton, Renton Reporter

A 10-year-old boy was attacked by pit bulls on July 13.
The boy was playing in a playground in the 500 block of Monroe Avenue Northeast when the two pit bulls escaped from inside a grey Nissan Pathfinder.
The boy started to run, but then thought better of it and stopped. The larger of the two dogs ran into the back of him. He didn’t realize he was bitten until later. He wasn’t bleeding.
The dogs apparently jumped back in the vehicle after the incident.
Police arrived and tried to roll up the windows to the vehicle the dogs were hanging out of at the time. An officer had to taser the dogs to get them to retreat to the back of the vehicle.
Eventually, the dogs were rounded up and taken by an animal control truck to the city kennels.
The owner was given a written warning for a leash violation and the dogs were returned.

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