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Resident and Pet Mauled by Pit-Bull Terrier Mix at Spring Lake Park in South Plainfield


SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A 21-year-old South Plainfield resident and her dog were brutally attacked by a pit-bull terrier mix at approximately noon on Sunday, May 3 as they were entering Spring Lake Park off of Maple Avenue.

The pit-bull terrier had escaped from a backyard through an opening in a fence. The South Plainfield woman was treated for bite marks and injuries to her hands, legs and throat. She was taken by ambulance to JFK Medical Center in Edison, where she received a number of stitches in her throat and was released from the hospital.

The victim's dog, Yogi, was also severely injured in the attack and was treated at a local animal hospital.

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The attack occurred at the entrance of Spring Lake Park off of Maple Avenue. The owner of the dog that was loose was charged with a number of violations, and it is being reported this is the second time the pit-bull has gotten loose and attacked another dog in the past year.

According to officials, the dog involved in the attack is under a 10-day quarantine. TAP into South Plainfield will provide additional information on this story as it becomes available

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