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Elderly Woman Attacked by Pit Bull in Colton

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COLTON, Calif. (KTLA) — A 74-year-old woman was in critical condition on Sunday after being attacked by a pit bull.

Margarita Negrete was attacked on N Street in Colton on Saturday when she tried to save her small dog, which had been attacked by the pit bull.

A family member called 911, and the pit bull was still biting Negrete when officers arrived.

Officers fired three shots to put the dog down.

Negrete underwent surgery at a local hospital for her head wounds, and was expected to undergo surgery again for bleeding in her leg.

Negrete’s granddaughter told KTLA she’s expected to survive.

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1 Comment

  • dailydebacle

    Sorry to hear about the lady. Get well.
    3 shots to put the dog down?
    Charge the negligent owners and make them pay the bills too.