Christine Salb shows the dog bite wounds on her arm. (Photo: WBOC)
MILLVILLE, Del. - Christine Salb of Millville said she was attacked by a neighbor's pit bull on Monday. Salb's arm was injured and her Miniature-Schnauzer was killed in the attack.
Salb said she was walking down the ramp of her home on the 36000 block of Dover Street when the dog ran across the street from her neighbor's house to hers.
"So I picked my dog up and started walking toward the stairs and he got out of the house and came across and grabbed my arm, grabbed my dog, and grabbed my arm again and then killed my dog," she said.
Salb needed several stitches on her right arm. The Kent County SPCA, which also handles dog-related incidents in Sussex County, where Millville is located, said the dog has had no previous incidents in its records. However, Salb and her neighbor MaryAnn Mancini say there have been several.
The owner of the put bull, Pat Williams said she is sorry her neighbor was attacked and even offered to pay for medical bills incurred because of the incident.
"It just seems to be that one woman [Salb] who he barks at," she said. "I don't understand. I was just a total wreck last night thinking about her being without her dog and I'm just so sorry."
The dog is currently quarantined at Williams' home for 10 days. Maj. Brian Whipple of the Kent County SPCA says the dog is up to date with it's shots. Whipple said the incident is still under investigation.
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