Three people suffered minor injuries when they attempted to subdue two fighting pit bulls outside a Ridgewood home Thursday afternoon, village police said.
It's the second reported incident of violence involving a dog in as many months in Ridgewood.
According to police, at about 3:30 p.m. a 31-year-old woman brought her pit bull to play with another pit bull residing on Best Court. The canines were described as frequent playmates without any documented history of violence, police told Patch.
At some point, the dogs began fighting.
The two Best Court residents, a 19-year-old male and a 17-year-old female, sustained bites to their hands and arms while trying to separate the dogs. The 31-year-old female, whom police said lives in the area, received minor bruising during the tussle.
The teenage siblings were transported to Valley Hospital with what were described as minor injuries.
The dogs were left with their respective owners. Animal control will follow up on the case, police said. No arrests or complaints have been filed at this time, cops said.
There are not currently any dogs classified by a court as 'dangerous' or 'potentially dangerous'.
The Ridgewood Village Council on Feb. 13 will be voting on an ordinance to increase the licensing fee of a 'dangerous' dog up to $700.