Delta woman says she was attacked by pit bull

Published: Jul. 25, 2019 at 10:13 PM MDT
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A woman from Delta is recovering after she was allegedly attacked by a pit bull.

Sharon Martin says that on Monday evening she was looking forward to taking home a pitbull that she had intended to adopt from a neighbor, Sylvia Fantin. But instead, she went home with bite marks.

Martin says when she arrived at Fantin’s home, the pit bull broke off his harness and charged at her. The attack supposedly lasted minutes. Martin says Fantin’s sons helped fight the dog off, while Fantin didn’t seem to respond. She has several bites on her right leg, the bite marks visible.

After the attack, Martin called the Delta Police Department and paramedics treated her. She says police told her that the dogs had not had their rabies vaccination. Martin explained that Fantin claims they did.

Martin doesn’t blame the breed and says it’s all in the way they are raised: “I think it’s time that in all manners, that there’s an eye-opener. That it has to stop,” says Martin.

According to the July 17th article posted by Delta County Independent, police and animal control did respond to Fantin's address numerous times in regards to animal attacks. At least seven incidents were documented and did result in citations for alleged vicious animals.

Martin says she is currently trying to seek legal help.

KJCT News 8 reached out to both Fantin and the Delta Police Department. Our station has not received a response from either.

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