Jan. 09, 2012 Cops: Police dog bitten by pit bull, owner ticketed

Chicago -  "Vvorra, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois canine partner of Chicago Police Officer Kevin Keel, was attacked by an unleashed pit bull in the 1400 block of South Clark Street, escaping with a minor thigh wound and a scarred muzzle, Keel said.

As the two walked along the street, Keel said they came up on a make-shift shelter around 4:10 p.m. Friday.  He said he called out to announce himself and his dog as they passed the structure, but two unleashed pit bulls came out charging toward them.

The larger one of the two pit bulls, named Blue G, went for Vvorra’s nose and then sunk its teeth into her right rear thigh. But the younger one, which was half the size of Blue G, did not bite Keel or Vvorra, who was on the leash, and seemed to be there for support, Keel said."

"Keel said Vvorra did not fight Blue G back, and he broke the two dogs apart as the owner of the biting dog, Latina Griffin, came out. He then rushed Vvorra to an emergency treatment center in the 2200 block of West Harrison Street."

"Vvorra was out of work for two days and has scars on her muzzle but otherwise is doing fine.  Keel, who has worked with Vvorra for a year and a half, said it was hard to watch his dog being attacked, but he is glad that Vvorra did not get any permanent physical damage."
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