A woman was hospitalized after she was attacked by a pit bull at her Elizabethtown home as she tried to break up a fight between two pit bulls, according to police.
The 33-year-old woman was bitten in the hands, arms and head by the dog inside her home in the 100 block of North Poplar Street about 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, police said.
She was taken to Hershey Medical Center for treatment. Her condition wasn't immediately available Friday and police did not release her name.
It was the second time within a week that a person was hospitalized after a pit bull attack in Lancaster County. A 20-month-old boy was bitten by his grandmother's dog on Monday in Manheim Township.
When police arrived at the residence, they saw the bleeding woman and a man subduing the attacking dog. The woman's friend told police the victim was attacked after two dogs she was fostering began to fight.
Lt. John Emrick Jr. said he was unaware of any other dog bite cases recently that resulted in hospitalization in the borough.
"To have someone end up in the hospital, especially from their own dog, is not something we deal with," Emrick said. The borough has had 48 reported dog bites since 2001.
The attacking dog, a male, bit the woman and the other dog, a female, tried to defend the woman, according to police.
Police helped get the attacking dog into a crate; the female pit bull and another pit bull were already inside crates.
The attacking dog is under quarantine for 10 days, as required by law, police said. The injured pit bull was taken for medical treatment.