Dogs may be man’s best friend, but not all of them are.
A 7-year-old girl is in a Tulsa hospital after she was attacked by dogs near a bus stop in Broken Arrow Friday morning before one of the animals was fatally shot by a resident, police said.
The incident took place at 8:43 a.m. in the 1700 block of North 30th Street when three pit bull dogs attacked the girl as she waited for a school bus, Broken Arrow Police Department spokesman James Koch said in a news release.
Residents who witnessed the violent attack told responding officers that the animals managed to open a door to a house and escape onto the street, Koch said.
Again, guns are used far more often in this country to save lives and prevent crimes. This is just one of the more than 1 million times that happens every year.
“Several people in the area made efforts to free the child from the attack,” Koch said. “Once the child was carried from the scene, a nearby resident shot both of the dogs, killing one.”
The wounded dog was later put down.
The owner of the dogs, who has not been identified, was cited for animal at-large, failure to secure a vicious animal and no rabies vaccination violations, Koch said.