Two separate pit bull attacks over the weekend will result in fines, Yorkville police have said, with one woman sent to the hospital for her injuries after getting attacked during a walk.
The first attack dispatched police to the 4500 block of Garritano Street in the Bristol Bay subdivision at 3:39 p.m. on Saturday, April 24. According to police, a man was walking his Yorkie on the sidewalk when a brown pit bull charged at the smaller dog. The man and the pit bull’s two owners managed to free the Yorkie from the pit bull’s jaws.
Police issued the pit bull’s owners citations for no leash and possessing a vicious dog, Yorkville Deputy Police Chief Behr Pfizenmaier said in a press release Monday, April 26. The owners have also surrendered the dog to authorities.
The second attack came the following day, Sunday, April 25, at 1:55 p.m. in the 9000 block of Galena Road. Police responded to reports of a dog bite after a pit bull broke off its chain and attacked a woman in her 60s talking a walk. The dog bit the woman on her cheek, ear and buttocks, police said. The woman was transported to an area hospital.
Police said they will cite the owners in the incident for possessing a vicious domestic animal.
The attacks are the latest pit bull incidents in the city this month. First responders transported a local man and woman to the hospital last Tuesday, April 20 after the couple’s two pit bulls bit their hands and arms.
Source: The Daily Chronicle