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Unleashed Pit Bulls Attack Maltese, Owner in Union

Union Township (Union)

A Union woman was transported to the hospital over the weekend after two unleashed pit bulls attacked her and her Maltese.

According to police, officers responded to the Robert Street Park Saturday around 6 p.m., for a report of a dog attack.

Upon arrival, police met with a township woman who told them that as she was walking her Maltese, two 8-month-old pitbulls saw her dog, ran over and attacked it.

In the midst of the attack, the Maltese's owner intervened in the attack and was bitten on the hand, according to police.

The owner of the pit bulls, a Hillside woman, grabbed the dogs and put them in her car as they awaited for police.

The victim was transported to Overlook Hospital for treatment. The Maltese - who was bit several times - survived the attack.

The Hillside woman was issued summonses for allowing dogs in the park without a leash and for unlicensed dogs.