3 pit bulls attack man, dog walking in Waterloo

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Three dogs described as pit bulls attacked a 79-year-old man and his dog in in Waterloo, continuing a string of such attacks in the city.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1etuOlz ) the attack happened Wednesday while Bill Winder, of Waterloo, was walking in George Wyth State Park with his dog, Snickers.

Winder says three pit bulls attacked Snickers, a 50-pound Wheaton terrier.

While Winders tried to pull the dogs off, two women who appeared to own the dogs grabbed them and put them in a car. They refused to identify themselves and left.

Winder received 14 puncture wounds and his dog had severe bites to its neck.

Police say they haven’t located the women.

After a rash of pit bull attacks, Waterloo officials are considering strengthening the city’s animal ordinance.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com

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