BAKERSFIELD, Ca. – Kern Animal Control, Kern County Fire and Kern County Sheriff’s Department officials responded Wednesday morning to a home in northwest Bakersfield after 911 received a call about a woman being attacked by a pit bull. Ryan Dunbier, Senior Deputy with the KCSO, said two women, ages 21 and 22, were at home when one of the women began having a seizure.
The dog is owned by one of the women and her boyfriend. He told 23ABC that his significant other was attempting to help the woman having a seizure when the dog attacked, thinking the two were fighting.
The woman helping the seizure victim was able to get the dog off and put it in another room, according to the owner. She reportedly broke her arm in the process. The owner told reporters that the seizure victim was in a daze after the seizure subsided and unknowingly opened the door to the room that was housing the dog. She was then attacked for the second time.
Both women were taken to Kern Medical Center to treat severe lacerations to their arms.
Animal control took custody of the pit bull as well as two other dogs.
According to the victim, the pit bull was not friendly and had attacked her in the past. The owner said he never had a problem with the dog and it have always been around children. He confirmed that the dog will be euthanized but is hoping to regain custody of the other two as they were not in the house during the attack.