Family dog attacks mom and daughter other children hide in closet in fear

OXFORD, Mich. (WXYZ) - A mother and daughter are being treated for bites after the family pit bull went on the attack.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Department says a mother and daughter were arguing early Thursday morning inside their home in Oxford Township. That's when the family dog attacked the daughter. The mother then tried to pull the pit bull away and was also attacked.

Three other children inside the home locked themselves in a closet to keep to hide from the vicious dog.

When deputies arrived at the home the mother was on the porch and the dog was still inside the home. One deputy approached the animal which started growling and showing its teeth. The deputy was forced to shoot the dog which ran out the door. It was later found outside the home and was put down.

An Oakland County Animal Control officer found a second pit bull inside and removed it from the home.

The 39-year-old mother and 16-year-old daughter were treated at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital and released, the children inside the home were not injured.

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