Pit bull bites woman

By Ben Wolf - bio|email

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - A pit bull attack has left an Ark-La-Tex woman recovering in the hospital. However police don't plan on citing the dog's owner.

The reason for no citation is police say the woman actually went onto her neighbor's porch where the dog was properly secured with a leash.

When KSLA News 12 photographer Andy Clark tried to shoot video of the pit bull that bit a Bossier City woman, the dog's owner met him with resistance.

The commotion stems from a situation at 1:30 PM when Bossier City police say a woman went to a house next door to hers near the intersection of McDade and Hoyer.

They tell KSLA News 12 a pit bull was secured properly with a leash, but managed to rip open her bottom lip.

Cliff Hale delivers mail in the area and says the pit bull has given him problems in the past.

Animal control will quarantine the pit bull for 10 days as a precaution to make sure it doesn't have rabies.

Police warn people not to approach animals, especially in other people's yards.

As for the postman, he always has his head on a swivel.

The woman is recovering at LSU hospital with serious injuries to her lower lip.

KSLA News 12 did a little digging and found that no one has ever officially filed a complaint about that specific pit bull in the past.

Again, police will not cite the dog's owner since the dog was properly secured.

And there's still no word why the woman went on the property in the first place.

©2009 KSLA-TV. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.