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Police elaborate on pit bull, great dane attack on woman

MASON CITY – Police were able to shed some light on a vicious dog attack which occurred on Wednesday t about 11:08 AM:

Mason City police
Mason City police

Yesterday at 11:08 am, a woman was walking her two leashed dogs in the 300 block of 2nd Street SE.   Two dogs at large, a pit bull and a great dane, entered the area and came towards her and or her two dogs. The at large pitbull then allegedly attacked one of the woman’s dogs. The woman was bitten by the at-large pitbull on the arm and shoulder area suffering lacerations. A mail carrier was in the area and intervened quickly as the incident occurred. The mail carrier sprayed the attacking dog(s) with mace or pepper spray which repelled the at-large dogs.

The victim was treated by fire dept medics at the scene. I’m unsure at this time if she received stitches or follow up medical care.

The dogs were captured around the time of the incident by some friends of the owner. The dogs are current on rabies vaccinations and city licenses but were impounded and are in custody of animal control currently. Charges are pending against the owner.

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