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Holland Township Woman and Her Dog Attacked by Pitbulls

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HOLLAND TWP., MI (WHTC) - A Holland Township woman and her dog are recovering from an attack by two pitbulls in the backyard of her Paw Paw Drive home on Friday morning. Ottawa County Sheriff’s Captain Lee Hoeksma says a neighbor tried to help by hosing down the pitbulls before deputies and a Zeeland police officer shot at the dogs, killing one of them and wounding the other, in getting the situation under control. The unnamed 61-year-old woman was taken to an undisclosed hospital by relatives for treatment of cuts and bite punctures, while her dog went to a vet with a broken leg and bite marks. The unnamed owner of the pit bulls was ticketed and could face criminal charges as the incident remains under investigation.

Diane E Coston contributed to this story.

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