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Pit Bull That Attacked Two Women Put To Sleep

Greenville police say a pit bull that attacked two women nearly two weeks ago was put to sleep Monday after being declared a vicious dog.

"Sunny" was taken into custody after the June 12th attack near the intersection of Line Avenue and Farmville Boulevard. The dog previously was banned from Havelock after biting two children there.

The owner, Victoria Moore, voluntarily signed the dog over to the city and a hearing was cancelled.

After being quarantined for 10 days for rabies observation, "Sunny" was euthanized.


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We expect to find out on Monday what will happen to the dog who attacked two women in Greenville.

Greenville police said a decision will be made Monday about Sunny, the pit bull that attacked Wanell Dancy and Shermika Nicholson near the intersection of Line Avenue and Farmville Boulevard earlier this month. The dog previously was banned from Havelock after biting two children there.

Sunny's owner voluntarily surrendered the dog last week, but the city must decide what to do with the animal now that its quarantine period has ended.


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Police say the owner of a pit bull that bit two women last week in Greenville has voluntarily surrendered the dog.

Last Tuesday, Wanell Dancy and Shermika Nicholson were attacked near the intersection of Line Avenue and Farmville Boulevard. The two women were treated and released from Vidant Medical Center.

Greenville police took the dog in custody and it is being quarantined to see if it has rabies. Sgt. Joe Friday says Victoria Moore waived the hearing to determine whether the dog would be declared a dangerous animal. Friday says a final determination on what happens to "Sunny" will be made after the dog is out of quarantine.

Havelock authorities say back on February 3rd, Moore's dog bit two children on the face, arm and hand. Police Chief Wayne Cyrus says the children were 9 and 11 years old. Havelock declared the animal dangerous and Moore paid a $1,000 bond to have the dog removed from the city.

Greenville police say Moore will not be charged in connection with the attack.


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Police now say a pit bull that attacked two women Tuesday morning in Greenville also bit two children four months ago in Havelock.

"Sunny" remains in quarantine as animal control officials observe the dog for any signs of rabies.

Police say the pit bull owned by Victoria Moore of Havelock bit Wanell Dancy and Shermika Nicholson near the intersection of Line Avenue and Farmville Boulevard. The two women were treated and released from Vidant Medical Center.

Havelock authorities say back on February 3rd, Moore's dog bit two children on the face, arm and hand. Police Chief Wayne Cyrus says the children were 9 and 11 years old.

Havelock declared the dog dangerous and it was banned from the city limits. The city says Moore paid $1,000 to get the dog back.

Greenville police say Anthony Columbus told them he was keeping the pit bull for Moore. Columbus has been cited for violating the city's leash law, while "Sunny" will have a hearing in a few days to determine whether Greenville will also declare him a dangerous dog.


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WITN News has learned that the owner of a pit bull that attacked two Greenville women yesterday also had a dog that bit a person in Havelock.

Police say the pit bull owned by Victoria Moore of Havelock bit Wanell Dancy and Shermika Nicholson near the intersection of Line Avenue and Farmville Boulevard. The two women were treated and released from Vidant Medical Center.

Havelock authorities say back on February 3rd, Moore owned a pit bull that bit someone on the arm and hand. Havelock declared that dog dangerous and it was banned from the city limits. The city says Moore paid $1,000 to get the dog back.

It is not yet known whether the pit bull involved in Tuesday's attack is the same dog. Greenville police say Anthony Columbus told them he was keeping the pit bull for its owner. Columbus has been cited for violating the city's leash law.

Greenville police say they were not aware of any possible connection with the other case in Havelock, but are checking into that.

The dog in Tuesday's attack will be quarantined for ten days and observed for any signs of rabies. A hearing will held within a week to determine if the dog should be declared vicious. If that happens, the dog may be destroyed or the owner would have to remove it from the city limits.


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Police have released more information about Tuesday morning's pit bull attack that injured two Greenville woman.

Greenville police Sgt. Joe Friday says it happened on Line Avenue. Friday says animal control officers now have the dog in custody.

Animal control cited Anthony Columbus for a leash law violation. Columbus told officers he was keeping the dog for its owner, Victoria Moore who lives in Havelock.

The women were attacked on their arms, legs and chest areas in two attacks that happened around 10:30 a.m., according to Sgt. Friday. The second victim was also struck in the eye with a stick by a man trying to get the dog off of her.

Wanell Dancy, 34, and Shermeik Nicholson, 25, were both released from the hospital Tuesday night.

"I still feel traumatized, because all I can see is that mean dog trying to come at me and kill me, basically," Dancy told WITN shortly after getting out of the hospital. "The only thing I could think of is: OK, keep the dog off of me, no matter what, even if he keeps trying to bite you keep the dog off of you because if I fall that might be it."

Nicholson told WITN's Dan Yesenosky Tuesday night she has nothing against pit bulls because she owns 5 pit bulls and loves them, but she feels the pit bull that attacked her was raised to be vicious and her dogs are very loving.

The dog will be quarantined for ten days and observed for any signs of rabies. A hearing will held within a week to determine if the dog should be declared vicious. If that happens, the dog may be destroyed or the owner would have to remove it from the city limits.


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One of two women attacked by a pit bull Tuesday morning in Greenville says the dog was trying to kill her.

Greenville police Sgt. Joe Friday says it happened on Line Avenue. Friday says animal control officers now have the dog in custody.

Both victims were treated at Vidant Medical Center, while the owner of the pit bull has been cited for allowing the animal to run at large.

The women were attacked on their arms, legs and chest areas in two attacks that happened around 10:30 a.m., according to Sgt. Friday. The second victim was also struck in the eye with a stick by a man trying to get the dog off of her.

Wanell Dancy, 34, was released late this afternoon from the hospital while Shermeik Nicholson, 25, is in good condition.

"I still feel traumatized, because all I can see is that mean dog trying to come at me and kill me, basically," Dancy told WITN shortly after getting out of the hospital. "The only thing I could think of is: OK, keep the dog off of me, no matter what, even if he keeps trying to bite you keep the dog off of you because if I fall that might be it."

Nicholson told WITN's Dan Yesenosky Tuesday night she has nothing against pit bulls because she owns 5 pit bulls and loves them, but she feels the pit bull that attacked her was raised to be vicious and her dogs are very loving.

Witnesses tell WITN News that the second woman was attacked as she tried to help the first woman. One neighbor says he used a metal broom handle, hitting the dog numerous times in an attempt to get it to stop attacking the women.

The dog will be quarantined for ten days and observed for any signs of rabies. A hearing will held within a week to determine if the dog should be declared vicious. If that happens, the dog may be destroyed or the owner would have to remove it from the city limits.

Reportedly the owner was at work when the attacks happened and a friend let the dog out.


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