Pit bull attacks 73-year-old in shower

9:55 AM, Jun 11, 2009   |    comments
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Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida - Authorities say a Lake County woman was attacked by a pit bull while she was taking a shower.
The sheriff's office reports that 73-year-old Joan Brown Benitez was rushed to a nearby hospital with cuts and punctures on her arms and legs after Friday's attack.
Benitez was at a neighbor's home using the shower when several dogs entered the home through a doggie door. The dog's owner, James Rhew, told a deputy that the attacking dog, an 18-month-old male, was not familiar with Benitez.
The dog was turned over to Lake County Animal Services. Officials say the animal will be euthanized after a 10-day quarantine if the owner doesn't attempt to reclaim it. A female pit bull living at the home was also turned over to animal services. 

You can read more about the attack by clicking here.

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