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Two bitten by pit bull in Cary

Posted October 15, 2010 4:44 p.m. EDT
Updated October 17, 2010 9:08 a.m. EDT

— 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.