2014-02-06 / News

Pit bull attacks two volunteers at shelter

Two volunteers were attacked last week by a pit bull at the North Kingstown Animal Shelter. Police say the dog has been quarantined for 10 days.

The refuge is the shelter of record for Jamestown.

The pit bull was taken in by volunteers on Jan. 2 because its owner, a homeless man, was unable to keep the canine out of the frigid weather. The attack came less than a week later, and both volunteers sustained injuries in the incident. Both refused medical treatment at the scene and were treated at local clinic.

One volunteer had injuries to the right leg and hand, and the other was injured in the right arm.

The dog is expected to get out of quarantine on Friday. Officials say it will then be returned to its owner.

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