Pit bull attacks CPS worker
Published 11:11 am Friday, September 23, 2011
Man sustains injuries to face, arm
MILLER — A worker from Lawrence County Child Protective Services was injured on the job when a dog attacked him Thursday afternoon.
Ron James was checking on the welfare of children in a household in Miller when the animal, a pit bull mix, attacked him around 2 p.m., Sheriff Jeff Lawless said.
James, who sustained injuries to his arm and face, sought medical attention at a hospital but was not taken by ambulance, Lawless said.
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The dog warden was called and the dog will likely be quarantined while officials determine if the animal has had vaccinations, the sheriff said.
The sheriff said there is a possibility that the owners will face criminal charges, either for the well-being of the children or for the dog attack.