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Two bitten in pit bull attack

The owners of two pit bulls are facing charges after the animals attacked a woman and her dog in downtown Pagosa Springs last week, biting her and a bystander who stopped to help.

Archuleta County Combined Dispatch received a call at about 2:20 p.m. on Sept. 7, reporting that a woman had been bit.

According to the Pagosa Springs Police Department, the two dogs were running loose along the Riverwalk downtown and attacked a puppy when its owner, the woman, stopped on the path.

In the process of intervening and attempting to protect the puppy, the woman was bitten. The bystander was also bitten after intervening.

The victims were treated at the scene, while the pit bulls ran toward Fourth Street and toward the Archuleta Housing Apartments, where they were captured.

The dogs are in quarantine at the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs and the owners are facing charges of animal running at large and possession of a vicious animal.

According to Section 4 of the town’s municipal code, animals are prohibited from running at large within the town limits. Vicious animals are also prohibited, according to the code.

randi@pagosasun.com

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