Eight people and one Spokane County Sheriff's Office K-9 are recovering from three separate pit bull attacks in the last week.
"I have a slash mark gaping hole in my leg, three stitches, my hand it completely torn up, stitch on the bottom of my wrist," James Betsinger said.
He was one of the five people involved in Wednesday night's attack at an apartment complex near the intersection of Atlantic Street and Lyons Avenue.
"The young gentleman that lives there came running over with a couple bite marks on him, yelling that he needed help and to call 911, he had just been attacked by his dog," neighbor James Betsinger said.
On Monday, Laslo, a sheriff's K-9 had to receive six staples in his leg from an attack during a foot pursuit in the Spokane Valley. The Sheriff's Office said Tuesday, that the deputy did everything he could, but ultimately had to shoot the pit bull.
"I heard 'Control your dog, control your dog' and then pop, pop pop," witness Carl Berens said.
Finally, last Thursday, two people were hospitalized from an attack that police said started when neighborhood kids let two dogs out of a North Spokane backyard.