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updated: 6/24/2014 9:54 PM

Woman's dog dies after pit bulls attack

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By Safiya Merchant
smerchant@dailyherald.com

An 83-year-old woman was injured and her dog killed Tuesday after an attack by two larger dogs believed to be pit bulls.

The West Chicago Police Department was called to Wild Ginger Trail and Trillium Trail and found the woman who suffered an apparent dog bite, according to a news release.

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The woman was walking her dog close to her home on Trillium Trail when she and her pet were attacked by two dogs.

The woman had injuries to her hands and legs and was taken to the hospital, but her dog died.

DuPage County Animal Care & Control and the two dogs' owner transferred the pit bulls to an animal hospital, where they will be quarantined and observed for at least 10 days.

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