Police: Woman remains in hospital after dog attack in Bladen County

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (WECT) – The Elizabethtown Police Department says that a woman has been hospitalized after she was attacked by two pit bulls on Tuesday, October 11.

According to officials, 57-year-old Yulonda Rene Lewis, of Elizabethtown, was walking up to knock on the door of 911 M.L.K. Drive when she was attacked by two pit bulls around noon. A Bladen County Sheriff’s Office deputy and Elizabethtown Police officers responded to the call at the same time. They pepper sprayed the dogs, but when one of the dogs wouldn’t stop attacking, they were forced to shoot it.

Another EPD officer arrived, and the other dog started running toward them as if they were going to attack. The charging dog was also shot.

As of Wednesday, October 12, Bladen County Animal Control has taken possession of the dogs. One died, and the other was wounded. The woman was taken to Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment. EPD says that she is in recovery.