1 child, 2 adults injured in Heath dog attack

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HEATH, Ohio (WCMH) — A child and two adults were attacjed Sunday night in the 1100 block of Conn Way Drive by two adult pit bulls. Four medics responded around 6:30 p.m. on a report of an animal bite.

According to the Heath police chief, a male and female pit bull were involved, as were nine puppies.

NBC4 obtained the 911 call reporting the attack.

“Hurry, my dogs just attacked everybody in the house,” the 911 caller told dispatch.

The child and two adults injured in the attack were transported for treatment. Two other children in the house were taken to Licking Memorial Health for evaluation.

“They’re pit bulls, I need somebody to come put them down please,” the 911 caller breathlessly asked dispatch. “Just have the police come shoot them please.”

When medics arrived Sunday evening, the dogs were still aggressive. Police initially shot one dog but didn’t kill it. Once inside the home, both dogs remained aggressive, and police shot and killed them. Their remains are being tested for disease.

The police chief says Children’s Services is looking into the case, and detectives are still investigating.

The litter of puppies is now in possession of Licking Co. Animal Control.

This story will be updated as more information is released.

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