Arrest warrants filed after pit bulls attack 9-year-old boy, woman

Three pit bulls, similar to the one pictured here, are in quarantine in metro Atlanta after viciously attacking a boy and the neighbor who saved him from the attacking dogs. They will be euthanized at the end of the quarantine.
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Three pit bulls, similar to the one pictured here, are in quarantine in metro Atlanta after viciously attacking a boy and the neighbor who saved him from the attacking dogs. They will be euthanized at the end of the quarantine.

Arrest warrants have been filed after three pit bulls viciously attacked a 9-year-old Georgia boy and a neighbor who tried to help him last Wednesday in metro Atlanta.

Police in Loganville obtained the warrants, which charge the owner with two counts of reckless conduct, WSBTV reported. The owner’s name has not been released.

The boy’s neighbor risked her life to save the child.

Svetlana Reut is creditied with saving her 9-year-old neighbor from a pit bull attack last week. Reut suffered injuries to her face and neck in the attack, too.
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Svetlana Reut is creditied with saving her 9-year-old neighbor from a pit bull attack last week. Reut suffered injuries to her face and neck in the attack, too.

Svetlana Reut said she saw the pit bulls jump on the boy last week and sprang into action to get them off the child.

The boy was flown to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston with severe injuries to his face and neck. His family said he is recovering.

Reut was treated at a local hospital for injuries to her head, face and arms. She has been released.

The three dogs are currently being held in quarantine at animal control and will be euthanized following the 10-day rabies observation period, police said.