Thursday, April 03, 2008
MINNEAPOLIS — Amy Rice feared for her dog’s life when a pit bull jumped over a fence into her yard and attacked her pooch. So she took matters into her own mouth.
Rice says she bit the pit bull on the nose Friday after trying to pull the dog’s jaws off her Labrador retriever, Ella. The dog had jumped a fence to get into Rice’s northeast Minneapolis yard, and Rice says she feared the pit bull would kill Ella.
“I didn’t plan it, that’s what happened. I broke the skin and had pit bull blood in my mouth,” said Rice, 38. “I knew what happened, and I knew that it wasn’t good. (“ I can’t even imagine biting a dog let alone a pit bull but then one never knows what they will do until it happens”…flagranny2)
The pit bull was quarantined Wednesday by Minneapolis Animal Control officers while rabies tests are being completed. Rice’s doctor will determine whether she needs shots for rabies.
“I was sure that my dog was dying in my arms; it was horrible,” Rice said.
Ella is recovering with staples and stitches to her head and a crushed ear canal, but she is afraid to go for walks, Rice said.