Cheyenne Woman Hospitalized After Pit Bull Attack
A Cheyenne woman has been hospitalized for treatment of injuries she suffered when a pit bull running loose attacked her.
Sgt. Rob Dafoe of the Cheyenne Police Department identified the woman as 39-year-old Nicole Keller. He says the dog bit her on her lower body.
A local hospital spokeswoman says Keller was in good condition but would be hospitalized overnight.
Dafoe says police were called to Keller's house on Cheyenne's east side after 7 a.m. Wednesday. Officers found Keller on top of her car trying to escape from the dog.
The intact, male dog charged at an officer, who fired at the animal with a rifle but missed it. Cheyenne Animal Control officers later found the dog at its owner's residence nearby.
Cheyenne police and animal control officers are investigating.