Bullhead City police say a dog owner ended up in the hospital and three other people were bit while trying to break up a dog fight.
Police spokeswoman Emily Fromelt says emergency crews arrived at a home Saturday afternoon in response to a call about multiple dog bites.
The dogs’ owner, 66-year-old Jeanne Hardy, was bit on her arms and had to be taken to the hospital. Her brothers and a neighbor were also bit.
Police say the biting dog was extremely aggressive when an animal welfare officer went to pick it up for a mandatory quarantine. It tried to bite officers and nearly freed itself from two catch poles, so officers used stun guns to place it into a kennel. The dog later died.
Police say the owner had four unlicensed pitbulls.