Apr 22, 2014 LeRoy Pit Bulls Send Two to Hospital

LEROY — Two LeRoy residents were treated for minor dog bites after trying to break up a fight between two pit bulls in their home at about 11 a.m. Sunday.

LeRoy Police Chief Jason Williamson said LeRoy Police and the LeRoy Ambulance Service were called to the residence but the owners had secured the dogs prior to the arrival of the first responders. One adult female and a juvenile were transported to Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, for treatment. An adult male who also lives at the residence was also bitten, but declined medical treatment. The names of the victims were not released.

The residents reported the two dogs were fighting each other in the basement and bit the residents when they tried to break up the fight.

McLean County Animal Control responded to the scene and took the dogs into custody. The dogs will be evaluated over a seven-day period.

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