Pit Bull Dogs Surrendered After Three Hurt In Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Knoxville Police have cited a dog owner after her pit bull dogs escaped their pen and attacked people and other dogs.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reported the dogs belong to 32-year-old Tasha Wallace. Officers cited her on two counts of animals running at large and two counts of violating rabies and city tags requirements.
Police said the pit bulls attacked 54-year-old James Hill, who was walking his dog. Hill was able to drive one of the pit bulls away, but was bitten several times on his hands separating the attacking canine and his dog. Neighbors helped Hill get the pit bull on a leash, but it chewed through it and bit 42-year-old Selena Jones. Neighbors pulled the animal off of Jones and it went after 54-year-old Ollie Messner and his dog in Messner's yard. Messner was bitten as well.
Police Sgt. Shawn Neal said Hill, Jones and Messner were all treated at a hospital and released.
Wallace surrendered her dogs to animal control. They were quarantined to determine if they are rabid or have any other diseases that will require medical care for the people who they bit.
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