Pit bulls bite Titusville police officer

Animals taken into animal control custody

TITUSVILLE, Fla. - Two Pit bull mix dogs attacked a Titusville police officer on Sky Lane Friday, police said.

Responding to a 911 call, the officer got out of her car and approached the home at 60 Sky Ln., according to Florida Today. When she stepped into the yard, two dogs weighing about 40 pounds each, bit her legs.

The officer was able to make it back to her car and called for help. Her injuries were non-life-threatening.

"When I talked to her she was in a lot of pain, she was tore up pretty good on her legs and arms," said Sgt. Thomas House.

The owner of the dogs, Melissa Harris, says she was not home at the time, and her dogs have never bit anyone before.

"I keep them closed in my gate when I left my house, my gate was closed so how they got out is beyond me," she said.

Animal control took custody of the dogs. Harris had already been cited for not being up to date on the dogs' rabies shots.

So far no citations or charges have been issued.

Harris says this would have never happened if she were home.

"I'm sorry for it, and I really feel bad, I really do," she said.

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