Posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 3:02 pm
SAN JACINTO, California (March 5, 2013) â€“ Two men are being heralded as heroes for coming to the aid of a 76-year-old woman Tuesday afternoon who was being attacked by a pit bull dog on Commonwealth Avenue, according to a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
The pit bull bit the womanâ€™s arm, legs and her side as it dragged her along a 4-foot embankment in an area adjacent to a parking lot near a Wal Mart store. Bystanders who saw came rushing to help the woman including one man with a baseball bat and another with golf club. The men beat off the pit bull, but the woman suffered severe puncture wounds and was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment of her injuries, the police report said.
â€śVicious dog attacks such as this one are all too common and anyone who is injured by a pit bull or another dog should consider filing a claim against the irresponsible owner,â€ť said Attorney West Seegmiller. â€śThe men who came to this womanâ€™s aid are truly heroes for what they did and may have even saved her life.â€ť
The Ramona Animal Control seized the dog and it remains in quarantine for 10 days.
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