An Appling woman was issued two county ordinance citations Thursday when her pit bull bit a mother and son.
A 28-year-old mother was asked Thursday evening by her son to walk him to a friend’s house because he was afraid of a dog that had previously ran at him near a residence on Jacqueline Drive in Appling.
As they returned home from the friend’s house, a black and white pit bull ran toward them, snapping and barking at the pair.
The mother tried throwing rocks at the dog to scare it away, but it chased after them.
The woman said the dog bit her right arm before running after her son and biting his right leg. The woman’s husband then chased it away.
Later that night, the mother identified the dog after it was picked up by Columbia County Animal Services.
An investigation showed that the pit bull belonged to Wendy Dunagan Whitaker of the 6600 block of Cobbham Road.
Whitaker, 32, first said her dog was inside the house all day, but later admitted it got loose. She said she tried to call the dog back after hearing the commotion. She was issued two citations and told her canine must be quarantined for 10 days at home pending verification of its immunization status.