MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A young boy and a woman were injured in two separate dog attacks that occurred within about six hours of each other in the city Wednesday, animal control officers said.
Three-year-old Alex Otey, of 218 E. King St., was attacked by a Rottweiler about 2 p.m. Wednesday after he went into a friend's yard to play with other children, an animal control warden said.
Otey was bitten about 17 times over various parts of his body, according to Berkeley County Animal Warden J.S. Ahalt.
Otey was taken to City Hospital where he was treated and released, Ahalt said.
The Rottweiler was being kept at the animal warden's office Thursday afternoon, Ahalt said.
The owner has agreed to release the dog to the animal warden's office, chief animal control warden Ray Strine said.
At about 8 p.m. Wednesday, about six teenagers were walking three pit bulls near Race and North streets when the dogs attacked another dog belonging to a woman, Strine said.