Pit Bull Shot, Killed During Attack On West Michigan Woman

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – Police in western Michigan have shot and killed a pit bull that attacked a 61-year-old woman in her backyard.

Ottawa County sheriff’s Capt. Lee Hoeksema tells MLive.com that one of two pit bulls attacked the woman’s leashed dog about 9 a.m. Friday in Holland Township.

When she tried to stop the attack, a second pit bull attacked her. Neighbors turned a water hose on the dogs, but were unable to chase them away.

Officers arrived and shot one pit bull which ran off. They shot and killed the second pit bull when it came at them.

The woman suffered bites to her hands and arms. Her dog suffered a broken leg, bruised lungs and bites.

The pit bulls’ owner was ticketed and could face charges for not controlling them.

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