September 3, 2010
Prince William County police say a pit bull has mauled an animal shelter worker.
Police say the dog was being walked on a leash to its owner when it suddenly attacked the 51-year-old woman at the shelter on Bristow Road on Wednesday. They say she was treated at a hospital for severe injuries to her leg and foot.
Two other shelter employees were able to contain the dog, which officials say had not previously shown signs of aggression toward the shelter staff. The pit bull had been quarantined at the shelter for the last 11 days after attacking three family members.
Police say the pit bull's owner decided to put down the dog.
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