Kennewick woman in hospital after severe bites from pit bull

Kennewick woman in hospital after severe bites from pit bull »Play Video
KENNEWICK POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE -- On June 15, 2014 about 0800 hours, Kennewick Officers responded to the area of 8600 Block of W Yellowstone St for a report of a dog bite. While officers were responding, they were informed the victim, Judy Phillips had sustained severe bites to her arm and leg from a pit bull. Upon arrival medics treated Phillips who was lying on the driveway going in and out of consciousness from the result of her injuries. The pit bull at the time was inside the home.

The pit bull was in the house still posing a threat to a woman and a young child who were locked inside a bedroom of the home. Officers were able to assist them in leaving from the bedroom window. While Phillips was being treated on the driveway, officers maintained security for medical personnel. Medic personnel transported Phillips to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland for further treatment.

While officers maintained security on the home, Benton County Animal Control was contacted and arrived on scene. Kennewick Officers and Animal Control personnel entered the home and were able to locate the pit bull in a back bedroom. Once inside the home, officers and animal control were able to safely remove the pit bull without further injury to personnel or property.

The owner was charged with Harboring of a Dangerous Animal. Animal Control took possession of the pit bull for quarantine purposes.

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