Date: June 10, 2010, 06/10/2010
Location: Seattle, King County, Washington
Type: Dog Bites & Animal Attacks
A pit bull attacked a woman and her dog Wednesday night as they were walking on Chief Sealth Trail.
According to witnesses, the two were attacked near Dearborn Park at about 7:30 p.m.
The pit bull was later located in the backyard of a nearby home by Animal Control Officers who arrived on the scene. The dog was seized by the officers. The owner of the pit bull was not home at the time of the attack.
The woman who was attacked was not seriously injured, but her dog sustained some cuts to his legs and belly.
Residents of the area said this incident wasn’t the first time this same pit bull had attacked someone.
One resident claimed the attacked woman’s sister was walking her dog home when the pit bull tried to attack. The woman had to climb on top of a car to escape from the dog.
Supposedly the dog is kept behind a short fence that it can easily hop over, and is also never on a leash.
Seattle Dog Bite Statistics
Dog bite statistics have been recorded in Seattle for this year. So far, in 2010, there have been 10 fatalities due to dog bites in Seattle. Six of these deaths were caused by pit bulls and two of them were caused by Rottweilers.
Seattle Dog Bite & Animal Attack Attorneys
Everyone at the Seattle dog bite & animal attack law firm of Davis Law Group sends our thoughts to the woman and her dog that were injured in this attack. This incident should never have happened. This is an example of an animal attack case in which the woman injured may be able to seek financial damages from the owner of the pit bull. She would be well advised to seek the assistance of an experienced and skilled animal attack attorney.
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