Family buying puppy attacked by pit bull

Keith Scott, with the City of Edmonton's Animal Care and Control Centre. (IAN KUCERAK/QMI AGENCY)

Keith Scott, with the City of Edmonton's Animal Care and Control Centre. (IAN KUCERAK/QMI AGENCY)

Pamela Roth, Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:16 PM ET

Three people, including a child, were treated in hospital after a pit bull attack near a north Edmonton home.

After the family -- looking to get a new puppy -- was attacked at the home near 119 Avenue and 78 Street around 5 p.m. Tuesday, they drove to the Oasis Liquor Store, at 105 Street and 107 Avenue,

asking for help.

A clerk at the store said the couple and their child, who was about 10, were all suffering mauling injuries.

The clerk, who did not want to publish his name, said the family was going to buy a puppy from the owner when they were attacked. The man had a bloody towel wrapped around his arm.

The family also had their own small dog in the van with them.


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