By Monroe Journal
AMORY – A 6-year-old girl and a 44-year-old neighbor received multiple bite wounds to the head, face and legs from a pair of pit bulls on Lynnwood Drive Tuesday.
“The dogs were in the fence but broke through a brace and attacked the little girl,” said Amory Police Chief Ronnie Bowen.
Police said the neighbor protected the girl by laying down on top her body. The two were taken to North Mississippi Medical Center where they were treated and released.
One of the dogs was tasered and the other ran off, but was captured Wednesday night after returning home. Animal bites have been a steady problem within the city.
“We have had six animal bites reported since Jan. 1. We need to make stipulations as to how these dogs should be housed,” said Bowen.
The dogs are being held pending a hearing for aggressive dogs in the city.