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Pit Bull Injures 70-year-old Woman, Kills her Dog

A loose pit bull injured a woman and killed her miniature schnauzer Wednesday in Inver Grove Heights, the Star Tribune reported.
Margaret Johnson, 70, was walking her dog, Schultzie, with her grandson, 2, and two neighborhood girls when the pit bull came up behind the group and bit the smaller dog’s neck, the Pioneer Press reported.
Johnson punched the pit bull, but the dog turned on her, pushing her down a hill. The Star Tribune reported that the two girls helped shoo the dog away, while the Pioneer Press reported that the children tried to help, but were chased away by the pit bull.
Eventually, the pit bull fled across a supermarket parking lot. Johnson suffered a bite to her right leg and is undergoing rabies vaccinations.
The Pioneer Press reported that Johnson took her pet to the veterinarian where it later died from a broken neck. “He died in my arms,? Johnson said. (Pioneer Press)
The Pioneer Press reported that authorities are looking for the pit bull, described as brown with white spots and weighting 50 pounds. The Star Tribune reported that a dog picked up Friday is believed to be the pit bull involved in the attack.
Johnson said she has never had a problem before with stray dogs in the 10 years she has lived in the neighborhood.