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East San Jose Pit Bull Attack Prompts Warning To Residents

SAN JOSE (KCBS) – Warning letters have been sent out to residents in an East San Jose neighborhood, after a women and her dog were attacked by two pit bulls last week.

The two animals attacked the 66-year-old woman and her dog in Cataldi Park and officials said they were still on the loose.

As a result, officials advised all pet owners to carry a cane or stick when walking their animals.

Sgt. Jay Turrado with San Jose Animal Services also had some advice for residents who might come in contact with one of the pit bulls.

"Don't try to run. Don't stare at the dog. Just try to look away and stand still. At some point, the dog is just going to go away," he said.

KCBS' Matt Bigler Reports:

The victim in last week's dog attack suffered bruises and bites and her 11-year-old husky had to be euthanized.

"If anybody has a neighbor that they think might have a problem dog, then give us a call and we'll follow-up on it," Turrado said.

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