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South Toledo woman says pit bull bit her, killed her Chihuahua

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A South Toledo woman is recovering after she says a neighbor's pit bulls attacked her while she was on her own porch.

It happened on the 1400 block of Colburn Street off of South Avenue near the Trail.

The 42-year-old victim is calling for justice.

Heather Tabb says one of the dogs not only bit her severely in the arm putting her in the hospital, but also killed her Chihuahua.

"This is torture for me. Just torture," says Tabb through tears.

Heather Tabb misses her best friend, a seven and a half pound Chihuahua named Remy.

Tabb says on Sunday a pit bull loose on her block of Colburn Street killed Remy on her porch.

"It's hard to walk in the house, it's hard to walk on the porch to see the blood every day because we couldn't get it out and when you come through the door, seeing she's not there jumping up," says Tabb.

Tabb, who has a disability, says she and her Chihuahua were taking a walk when she saw her neighbor's two pit bulls attacking her other dog named Molly, who was on a leash in the front yard.

When Tabb picked up Remy to run into the house, she says one of the pit bulls bit her several times in the arm.

Little Remy jumped down and got attacked.

"It took one neighbor beating it off of us and another one having to shoot in the air to get it off," says Tabb.

"A police crew showed up. They took a report, but they couldn't locate the animals," says Lt. Mark King with the Toledo Police Department.

Lt. King says later that night police got a call that the pit bulls were back and loose on the block again.

Officers pepper sprayed the dogs and the Dog Warden's Office gave several citations to the owner, named in paperwork as Ashley Campos.

"The dog warden issued citations for failure to license the animals and current rabies vaccinations. However, they did not seize the animals that night," says Lt. King.

"We don't know," says Lt. King. "Dog warden has made numerous attempts to go back down there and contact the owner. No luck."

Campos did arrive home while 13 ABC was on Colburn Street, but the driver drove away after spotting the camera.

"We were violated," says Tabb. "And for her to keep hiding them or doing whatever she's doing and not turning them over … I've called the dog warden every day. This is wrong."

The Dog Warden's office called 13 ABC just before 6 p.m. on Friday saying the owner just surrendered both pit bulls.   The dogs will be in quarantine for ten days which is the policy after any dog bite.

Tabb had to get stitches.  Tabb says she is going through 28 days of rabies shots.


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