Dog to be euthanized after 3rd victim is attacked

A female pit bull in Cedar Rapids is now in the custody of Animal Control after she attacked a third person.

The latest victim was attacked around 10 p.m. on Monday night while standing in the driveway of her own home. The 44-year-old woman was the next door neighbor to the dog’s owner, and the pit bull caused several injuries to her body. She was taken to a nearby hospital, and her current condition is unknown.

Ten days prior to this attack, a father and his son were also injured by the violent dog. The man’s 7-year-old son was cornered by three canines, with the female pit bull being the one that attacked. He received more than 10 wounds due to the confrontation, and his father suffered a gash to his leg while he pulled his son from the situation.

Animal Control now has the correct animal in it’s custody, and the dog will be put down as a result of the dog attacks. The other two canines involved in the initial attack have also been apprehended.