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Two bitten by pit bull in Cary

Posted October 15, 2010
Updated October 17, 2010

— Two women at a Cary apartment complex Friday afternoon were bitten by a pit bull, police said.

The women, both in their 20s, were inside an apartment at The Lodge at Crossroads on Berry Rose Way, near Piney Plains Road and Walnut Street, when the dog attacked them.

A neighbor tried to beat the dog away from one of the women with a broom, witnesses said.

The unidentified women were taken to WakeMed in Raleigh for treatment of injuries to their lower legs, thighs and hips, police said. The injuries were not life-threatening.

One woman was in fair condition Sunday, and the other had been treated and released from the hospital.

An animal control officer removed the dog, named Dutch, from inside the apartment.

Deanna Boone, a spokeswoman for the town, said one of the women lived at the apartment and that the other was visiting.

Cary police said there was no history of the dog being a problem before.


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  • kristineberry Oct 18, 2010

    I volunteer with Wake County Animal Control and they bring in dogs EVERY SINGLE DAY that have bitten someone. Why does WRAL only consider it "newsworthy" if it involves a dog that might look like a pit bull?? Did you know that labrador retrievers bite more dogs than any other breed every year?? Try fair reporting!

  • Topsail Girl Oct 18, 2010

    just wanted to give an update if y'all care. Dutch was put down. The owner of the Dutch is a male. The female that is still in the hospital is his girlfriend. She had over 270 stitches in her legs and thighs. The girlfriend lived in the apartment where the attack took place and had been around Dutch many many times. For whatever reason he just went nuts. The officers had to tazer the dog to get him to let go. I never knew or saw any mistreatment of this dog ever. He was gentle and friendly...till Friday. And yes he is/was a pitt and english bull mix.

  • brina26ann Oct 15, 2010

    Just because it was a pitbull that attacked these two women, does NOT make ALL pitbulls mean! So remember that people : It's all about how they were brought up and raised, just like kids. It can go both ways.

  • notagain1903 Oct 15, 2010

    Whats going on in Cary these days?yesterday woman caught slinging heroin and today violent breed of dog attacks??? Sounds like the shiny new car smell is wearing off......

  • lkanzig Oct 15, 2010

    judging what the media calls a pit bull, my guess is that it looks more like a chihauha.

  • YeaaBuddy Oct 15, 2010

    It all comes down to how you raise the dogs, I know someone who'se got a 6 month old and a 2 year old as well as 3 of the largest pits i've ever seen and they are as sweet as can be, don't put this all on the animals, you need to take a look at the owners...

  • Go Figure Oct 15, 2010

    It is how you raise them.

  • amyrn Oct 15, 2010

    Actually, in regards to "taking down the comments"..WRAL reads them before they are posted...so at least they are letting people post their thoughts. I am really curious though about why any dog attacked its own owner. Would love to see an interview with the owner and would like to know her plan for the dog in the future. I have a little pit bull mix and she loves to play, loves to chew and has a very strong jaw! She is also very loving and I wouldn't trade her for any other dog around.

  • xsummachicax Oct 15, 2010

    thisishilarious: Your story is truly tragic. And i am sorry for everyone involved. I do not agree with shooting the dog but had it been me I probably would have done the same thing if my dog were attacked. I own a pitbull and if you were blind you could mistake him for a poodle that is how much he does not "act like his breed" he will be 2 in April and has never shown aggression towards any one or any other animal. It is all is how you raise them. Again, Im sorry to hear your story.

  • Adelinthe Oct 15, 2010

    Inside the apartment?

    Who'd the dog belong to?

    Praying for the ladies.

    God bless.