Pit Bulls Bite Police Dog, Owner Ticketed

Police K9 suffered wounds to the nose, muzzle and right rear thigh, police said

By Lacey McCraney
|  Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012  |  Updated 6:47 AM CDT
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A Chicago police officer gave a woman two tickets last week after he says her pit bulls bit his police dog multiple times.

The officer was exercising his canine partner, "VVorra," last Friday afternoon in the 1400 block of South Clark Street when he said the two unleashed dogs started biting the police dog.

"VVorra" suffered wounds on the nose, muzzle and right rear thigh, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The officer was forced to break up the dog fight after he noticed his partner losing a "substantial amount of blood," according to the publication. He rushed the dog to an emergency animal center for treatment.

Latina Griffin, 27, of the 2100 block of South Ashland Avenue was ticketed for failure to restrain an animal and failing to exercise her responsibilities as an animal owner.

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