4/30/2014 11:20 AM
by Rebecca Turco
PRINCETON - Two pit bulls are in
quarantine in Mercer County after biting three people and attacking another
Mercer County Animal Control Officer Tracy Monninger said
the dogs escaped from their yard on Thornton Avenue in Princeton on Tuesday by
going under a fence. They attacked another dog next door and dragged it under
the fence into their yard.
Two people suffered minor injuries while trying to break
up the dogs and a third was sent to the hospital with a significant bite on her
left forearm, according to Monninger. The owner surrendered the dogs following
The pit bulls will remain in quarantine for 10 days and
then a magistrate will decide whether they should be euthanized, according to
Monninger. She said this case is extreme compared to other dog attacks.