Sunday, August 14, 2016

Pennsylvania: Pit bull that severely mauled its owner and then ran off has been captured

PENNSYLVANIA -- A pit bull that mauled its owner in Westmoreland County early Saturday was found hours after it escaped into the woods following the attack, police said.

The white and brown-colored dog that weighed about 60 pounds attacked its owner at a residence in the 2200 block of Route 286 in Bell Township around 3 a.m., according to state police.

Washington Township police officers responded to the scene and beat the pit bull with batons, sprayed it with mace and used a Taser on it in an effort to stop the attack on its owner. 

The pit bull finally stopped its attack on its owner and ran off into the woods.

Authorities finally located and secured dog around 7:15 p.m.

The owner, who was not identified, suffered severe lacerations and was flown to a hospital, police said.

(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Aug 13, 2016)

This story elicited a lot of responses on local media Facebook pages. Most have the opinion that, despite no proof of this, the owner must have beaten the dog or done something into provoking his own dog to attack him. 


Another reader, Tammy Lynn Stellfox posts on KDKA's Facebook page: