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Pit bull from attack might be rehabilitated

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A pit bull that attacked two people on the southwest side has been in quarantine ten days and determined not to have rabies.  But an owner never claimed her.  Pima Animal Care said Thursday night that the female pit bull will be evaluated to see if it can be rehabilitated to be around people.

PACC said that the dog wasn't kept in a pen, and attacked a greyhound last week.  The greyhound's owner had the dog on a leash, tried to fight off the pit bull, which bit her hands.  PACC said that she was doing everything correctly, but recommends people carry something yo protect themselves from stray dogs when out on a walk.

"It's just like any other animal or a child. It depends on how it is raised. Some folks will raise them to be aggressive. So, you have to spend time with the dogs, you have to socialize them, to both people and animals," said Pima Animal Care field supervisor Steven Montaño.

"It's unfortunate that people seek these dogs out for means other than having a companion. That's really all that they are. They're just a dog," said Michael Santo, with All-American Bully Buddies Rescue.

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