A Spokane woman and her sister's dog are both sporting deep cuts and stitches after they were attacked by a loose pit bull in the Shadle Park area.
The incident happened Thanksgiving morning near the intersection of Cedar St. and Gordon Ave.
It's not clear how the pit bull that lives a few houses away managed to get loose although it appears sometimes he is tied up in the front yard. On Thursday he was across the street when the two women and their pets walked by.
"The dog was loose and as soon as he saw my two small dogs it seemed to adopt a stalking predatory behavior," Charmaine Wellington, the victim dog's owner said.
The dog then struck without warning, locking its jaws on the poodle mix named Zen.
"Both my sister and I were wrestling with the animal, pounding on it, trying to get it to release my pet and it didn't seem to have any effect," Wellington said.
Fortunately a neighbor across the street who plays tug of war with his pet knew the trick that makes dogs let go of whatever their chewing on and blew a blast of air into the pit bull's nose.