Dog attacked following Riverfest weenie race

Posted at: 05/30/2013 6:45 PM
Updated at: 05/30/2013 7:54 PM
By: Ashley McElroy, KOB Eyewitness News 4

This was the first year Angel Scott entered her dog, Daisy, in the weenie dog races at Riverfest. And, it will be the last.

After the race Saturday, Daisy was attacked by a pit bull/Mastiff mix dog, and when Angel tried to save her, Daisy bit her.

"When I reached for her she was so freaked out that she bit me in the process I went to the hospital I had an infection in my hand," Scott said.

Both Angel and Daisy had to be rushed to emergency care. Angel says she had to get surgery on her hand and spent four days in the hospital while daisy spent three days at the veterinarian.

Angel and Daisy are fine, but it was a traumatic experience for both of them.

"It's like your child you want to save her life, and I went into shock," she said.  

Angel says she doesn't blame the other dog and that people need to be more aware of their dogs before they get out of control.
"People need to know how to take care of their animals. If you're going to be a dog owner you need to know all that entails so accidents like this don't happen," she said.

The other dog is currently being held at the animal shelter and is quarantined for 10 days.

KOB Eyewitness News 4 reached out to the owner of the other dog and the organizers of Riverfest - both declined to comment.