A helpful neighbor may have been the deciding factor between life and death for a West Bloomfield Township woman’s dog.
The woman was walking her dog down Edgemore in Commerce Township around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, when two loose pit bulls attacked her dog, according to law enforcement officials.
The woman told Oakland County Sheriff’s Department deputies that the older-looking pit bull went for her dog’s throat and would not relent.
After hearing the woman’s screams, a neighbor came running to the dog’s aid and chased the pit bulls away, while a mail carrier called Oakland County Animal Control.
“My neighbor saved my dog’s life. Without him, my dog would probably have died,” the West Bloomfield woman told law enforcement officials.
The neighbor followed the pit bulls back to their home in the 3000 block of Greenlawn.
Meanwhile, the dog that was attacked suffered bites and tears to his right ear and the side of his neck, requiring stitches.
Apparently, the pit bull that attacked didn’t have current dog tags but had received its vaccinations.
The case is being handled by the Oakland County Animal Control Division.