Woman fights pit bull with knife
AURORA ” Two women were recovering early Friday from injuries suffered in a pit bull attack at a home in Aurora, police said.
Officers were dispatched to the home after multiple 911 calls shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday.
A woman and her granddaughter were visiting the home when the dog attacked the younger woman, and the animal turned on the grandmother when she tried to intervene.
Police did not release the names of the victims, who neighbors said had used a knife to try to end the attack.
“Someone in the home used a knife and was stabbing the dog, trying to get it off the two ladies, and it wasn’t doing anything,” Aurora police spokesman Robert Friel said. “Then the officers showed up and shot and killed it.”
Friel said one officer shot the animal when it began “moving aggressively in his direction.” The knife was still protruding from the dog’s body.
The grandmother was transported to a hospital in critical condition, but was upgraded to fair condition after surgery Thursday evening.
The other woman was also transported to a hospital with severe bites.
Friel said preliminary information shows neither the dog that attacked, nor another pit bull in the home, were properly licensed at that address. Pit bull terriers are among the breeds restricted by the City of Aurora.
Aurora’s Animal Care Division and police are investigating.
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