1 of 3 victims talks about pit bull attack in Wake County neighborhood

Wake County News

MARKS CREEK, N.C. (WNCN) —  A loose dog bit two women and an EMS worker in a Wake County neighborhood Monday afternoon, witnesses and animal control officials say.

The incident happened along Sweetgrass Street, which about two miles south of Knightdale off Poole Road near Smithfield Road. 

Lauren Stitt, who was bitten, says her neighbor warned her about two loose dogs. She described one as a pit bull and one as a small brown dog.   

“My neighbor started yelling, ‘Hey, be careful there’s dogs running around I got attacked.’  She said she had called 911,” said Stitt.

Stitt says the next thing she knew, two dogs came after her. 

“I feel like it was the little dog that went after me first and then the bigger dog came afterward,” she recalled, adding, “I had my 20-month-old son in my hand at the time and I just froze — I knew I couldn’t run so I just held him up higher.” 

Stitt’s leg is swollen, and she says her neighbor had to go to the emergency room. A paramedic responding to the scene was also bitten. 

The dogs’ owners said they’re having work done on their property and a gate was left open while they were at work. The owners say the dog that bit people is a two-year-old pit bull and they told CBS 17 she’s up to date on shots and they’ve never had any problems with her. 

Stitt said the dog’s owners were very kind. 

“They checked on us when it happened and they came back later to check on me and they wanted to check on the other woman, but she went to E.R.,” she said.

The owner says the dog will be quarantined for 10 days. 

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