facebook
twitter
search
search

Pit bulls attack teen girl

Sept. 29, 2010 at 7:58 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Two pit bulls attacked a teenage girl walking to school in West Palm Beach, Fla., leaving her with facial injuries, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Teri Barbera said the dogs allegedly escaped their fenced enclosure and had been wandering around before the Wednesday morning attack, the Palm Beach Post reported.

The victim's name has not been released.

Bystanders beat off the animals until sheriff's deputies arrived and shot, wounding the dogs.

Animal Care and Control is handling both animals, the Post reported.

Barbera said it's unclear how the dogs got loose, to whom they belong, and if charges are filed who would file them, Animal Control or the Sheriff's Office.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Texas man killed in apparent alligator attack
Kentucky clerk sued for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses
Police arrest N.C. soldier with assault rifle headed to mall photo shoot
North Korean biochemical weapons researcher defects to Europe
Four accused in slave-labor trafficking ring on Ohio egg farm