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Surviving pit bull faces ‘vicious’ ruling in court

Tom Jackson • Apr 30, 2013 at 1:00 PM

The Jack Russell had been receiving intensive medical care since the April 19 attack, but he came home Friday and is slowly recovering, said owner Paul Aviles. He wants lots of attention but isn’t particularly active.

“He’s pretty much lying here,” Aviles said. “If he gets hungry, he’ll eat. I think he’s happy just to be home.”

Scooter suffered broken ribs in the attack. He has a big gash on his head, a big bandage on his rear right leg and steel staples in his chest. He’ll return to Akron Friday for a checkup.

“He’s got enough medication to open a drugstore,” Aviles said.

His owner was repeatedly bitten after getting on top of Scooter to save him from the dogs.

Aviles has bite marks in both hands and received many stitches in his hands and wrist. The stitches came out Sunday.

Sandusky police rescued Scooter and Aviles during the attack. One of the attackers died after being zapped by a police Taser.

The other pit bull, Lola, was captured and taken to Erie County Dog Pound.

Lola will remain there until public officials attend a hearing at 2 p.m. Thursday in Sandusky Municipal Court to determine if Lola is vicious, Dog Warden Barb Knapp said Monday.

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