Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Woman attacked by two pit bulls in Long Beach

May 14, 2012 |  7:30 am

A woman had to undergo surgery after she was attacked by two pit bulls while walking her dog in Long Beach.

The attack happened just after 6 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of East Barclay Street, KTLA-TV Channel 5 reported.

According to Long Beach police, two bystanders tried to fight off the dogs but were attacked as well. Officers arrived and were able to locate one of the pit bulls. After several attempts to stun the dog with a Taser, they opened fire on it and killed it.

The second dog was found nearby and was taken into custody by animal control officers.

The woman sustained serious, but non-life threatening, injuries. Her dog was also attacked and was taken to a local animal hospital for treatment.

One of the Good Samaritans was taken to the hospital and treated for dog bites. The second sought private treatment, also for bites.


As Stockton struggles, churches hold drive-in prayers

Gun buyback program collects 600 weapons in first hour

L.A. mom expected backlash from Time breastfeeding cover

-- KTLA-TV Channel 5