Pit bull attacks elderly woman in Atascadero
July 17, 2016
A pit bull attacked an 85-year-old woman Friday morning on Morro Road near the intersection of Highway 101. [KSBY]
At about 9 a.m., Mary Martindale was headed to the bank when the dog, which was on a leash, lunged at Martindale and bit her left arm. Martindale was transported to the hospital. She suffered a deep laceration and required surgery.
The owner of the dog was arrested on a parole violation.
Animal control plans to have the pit bull euthanized. It is unclear if charges will be filed against the dog’s owner.