facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Pit bulls attack teen girl

Sept. 29, 2010 at 7:58 PM   |   Comments

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.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Federal judge strikes down polygamy ban in Utah
2
Ukraine: Troop movements will no longer be publicized after Russian attacks
3
Body found, confirmed to be missing N.J. man Aaron Sofer [UPDATED]
4
Search expands for pilot of crashed U.S. military jet in rural Virginia
5
Islamic State claims mass execution of 250 Syrian soldiers
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback