Pregnant woman attacked by pit bull
Wed, 13 Oct 2010 17:14:10 GMT —
A pregnant woman was attacked by a dog in central Toledo Wednesday morning, just one day after a new vicious dog law was passed by Toledo City Council.
The incident occurred around 10:30 a.m. in the 1600-block of Ottawa Dr. According to officials, Ariel Conley was walking to a nearby carry-out when a pit bull broke loose from its leash and attacked her. The dog had been tied up to a pole.
Conley, who is pregnant, suffered minor injuries including a small bite wound and scratches. She has been treated at Toledo Hospital.
The Lucas County Dog Warden says the owner of the dog has been issued a summons to appear in court on a vicious dog charge. The dog has not been taken to the pound.
Toledo cop attacked after saving girl from pit bull East Toledo girl bears battle wounds from pit bull attack Girl survives pit bull attack with help of passerby On Tuesday, Toledo City Council voted to change the law governing vicious dogs ruling it unconstitutional because it unfairly targets pit bulls.
A dangerous dog will now be defined by its behavior and not its breed. Larger fines have also been put in place for dog bites, along with restrictions on how long a dog can be tied up outside.