3 Women Injured in Shady Side Dog Attack

Police said a pit bull/Labrador mix injured three people, and was then taken by animal control.

Three people were injured in a dog attack Sunday evening. (Credit: Patch File Photo)
Three people were injured in a dog attack Sunday evening. (Credit: Patch File Photo)

Police are investigating a dog attack in Shady Side that left three women with injuries Sunday evening. 

At 8:33 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to the 4900 block of Filbert Drive in Shady Side for an aggressive animal, according to a release. When police arrived, they found three females suffering from dog bite injuries.

A 29-year-old woman suffered non life-threatening injuries after being bitten on her arm. She was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment.

Police said an investigation revealed the woman went to pet a 2-year-old pit bull/Labrador mix on a cable leash in the front yard of a home. The dog then bit her and a 15-year-old female who attempted to stop the attack. The dog was able to slide out of its collar and cause a minor injury to the 15 year old, before it ran off.

A 56-year-old woman also intervened, and sustained a “very minor injury” before the dog ran off, police said. Both the 56 year old, and the teen were treated at the scene.

The owners of the dog were able to contain the animal until Animal Control Officers arrived on scene, and took possession of the dog. An investigation into the incident is ongoing. 

CnW August 19, 2013 at 12:44 PM
Sounds like the poor dog should be spared. Though it is frightening to know that it has the capability of such aggression, it should be consoling to all, that what the dog really wanted to do was run away from the people who breached his territory. I always tell my kids... NEVER pet someone else's dog UNLESS its owner gives you permission.
john August 19, 2013 at 02:40 PM
Sound like the bitten should be arrested for tresspassing as the dog and owner did no wrong
Karen Hart August 19, 2013 at 04:05 PM
I certainly hope animal control plans on returning the dog to its owner...it isn't the dogs fault someone unknown was stupid enough to approach him
Suzanne August 26, 2013 at 01:08 PM
why was it a pit bull again? AND why was he able to get outta his collar....now don't get all riled up...I hear ya, I hear ya....(about the first 3 comments). A sad situation indeed....
Adrianne August 26, 2013 at 08:04 PM
These are BARELY injuries, caused by STUPIDITY of the people injured. I'm sure if they didn't stick their noses where they didn't belong there'd be no problem. I am sure they are as embarrassed as I am for them that this is a news item. I sure would be! Shame on the Patch, this is not newsworthy. If they called it a Lab/boxer mix it would have not even made the Patch. "Why was it a pit bull again", you ask? Because that is the only thing that gets put in the paper! Many, more severe injuries by dogs do not get publicized because the media believe no one cares about a "lab" or a "shepherd" attack, even if its serious. Again, shame on the Patch


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