2 Pit Bulls Quarantined After Violent Run-In With Locals

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
April 10, 2018US News
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2 Pit Bulls Quarantined After Violent Run-In With Locals
Tuscawilla Park in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Google Maps)

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Two pit bulls have been quarantined in Florida after biting three people, according to authorities.

The pit bulls escaped from their owner’s property and bit three people in Tuscawilla Park in Dayton Beach on Sunday, April 8, reported WESH 2.

Animal control officers rushed to the scene and seized the dogs.

They’ll now be kept in a 10-day bite quarantine at Halifax Humane Society, which is standard procedure after any incident involving a dog bite.

Officials told News 6 that the owners of the same dogs, identified as a mother and a daughter but not named, were cited just last month after the pit bulls cornered a man in his truck.

The three victims on Sunday are recovering, with one man rushed to Halifax Hospital with bites on his arms and legs.

The incident was reported at 3:15 p.m., a dispatcher told The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

The News-Journal reported that police officers went to the owners’ home and told the owners they had to surrender the dogs, and the owners complied.

It’s unclear if the owners will face any criminal charges.

According to Florida law, dog owners have a liability for any damages to the people bitten.

“The owner of any dog that bites any person while such person is on or in a public place, or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, is liable for damages suffered by persons bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owners’ knowledge of such viciousness,” the law states.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States, and more than 800,000 people receive medical attention for dog bites.

 

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