Apr 24, 2008 Villa Park cop shoots pit bull biting girl's foot

Villa Park – A Villa Park police officer fatally shot a pit bull this week while its jaws were clenched around a teenage girl's foot, officials said Wednesday.

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Apr 22, 2008 Mt. Vernon Pit Bull Escapes and Tries to Attack Children

Mt. Vernon - Police received a report at 12:57 a.m. Monday from the 1200 block of Welkins Street that a pit bull from a neighboring home was loose and tried to attack her children when they came home. According to reports, the dog may have been left when the owners moved. The animal warden was contacted to handle the incident.

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Apr 12, 2008 Pit bull victim is thankful to be alive

By Emma Graves Fitzsimmons and Mary Owen, Tribune reporters

Chicago – A woman who was attacked by five pit bulls spoke about the harrowing experience from her hospital bed Friday, saying she felt fortunate to be alive.
Gabriela Munoz Lopez was walking in the 6600 block of South Richmond Avenue on Thursday afternoon on her way to pick her children up from school when the dogs came barreling toward her out of nowhere, she said.
Lopez, a Walgreens clerk and a mother of three, lives a few blocks from where she was attacked. Lopez said her rescuer visited her in the hospital. "I was crying because I couldn't find the right words to say 'thank you,'" she said.

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Apr 11, 2008 Chicago woman attacked by pack of pit bulls

Chicago - A woman was attacked by five pit pulls as she walked along a South Side Chicago street.

There are so many bites and so many stitches that Gabriela Munoz says she has lost count. The 32-year old pharmacy worker -- a single mom with four kids -- is thankful to be alive. And she is determined that her children not see her as anything but a strong and protective mother.

"I don't want them to get scared," she said.

Munoz won't let her children visit her in Advocate Christ Medical Center and see her in her condition, the victim of a swarming by five pit bull dogs, four puppies and their mother, who escaped from their back yard and launched themselves on her as she walked to pick up her 12- and 10-year olds from the school a half block away.

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