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Two injured by pit bull in Quincy, charges may be sought against owner

QUINCY, MI (WTVB) - Two people have been injured in Branch County in a pit bull mauling incident. The Branch County Sheriff’s Department and LifeCare Ambulance were dispatched to 31 West Chicago Street in the Village of Quincy in reference to two females being attacked by a large male pit bull. When deputies arrived, they were told the victims were locked in rooms away from the dog but that there was a third woman and a small baby in the residence and that the dog was still loose inside being aggressive. They were able to snare the animal with a dog pole and take it outside so the victims could be treated. The dog continued to be very aggressive and deputies said they were forced to destroy it at the scene.

Authorities learned that the same dog had attacked one of the women around 9 days earlier and she required medical treatment for that injury as well. The pit bull was still in its 10 day confinement period from that bite. The dog will be inspected by Michigan State veterinarians for disease. Charges may be sought through the Quincy Village Attorney for keeping a vicious animal. Both victims were treated at the Community Health Center of Branch County. The incident occurred early Sunday afternoon.