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Pit bull under quarantine following reported incidents in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A pit bull is under quarantine following a series of reported incidents in Bethlehem.

On Wednesday, Lehigh County Dog Warden Orlando Aguirre said the dog was placed under quarantine after a reported biting incident on May 14. Aguirre said he could not comment further because of an active investigation. He said the dog cannot be adopted at this time.

The quarantine comes after April Pilz sayid a child is the latest victim of the dog.

"I've had three incidents with this dog, three separate incidents," Pilz told 69 News recently.

She said her neighbor's pit bull has been nothing but a problem since she moved into her apartment on 3rd Avenue in Bethlehem about a year and a half ago.

Pilz said the dog has bitten two of her dogs and her hand in their building's fenced-in yard.

She said her Jack Russell Terrier was first bitten soon after she first moved into the building.

She said another one of her dogs, a whippet/pit bull mix, has been involved in two incidents with the other dog, the most serious in March.

Pilz said she tried to remove the dog from her dog and was bitten in the process.

Pilz is a massage therapist and said she missed about a month of work and her hand is still recovering. She filed a police report after the March incident.

She said a ten year-old boy who lives nearby is the most recent victim and was bitten under his chin.

The owner of the other dog did not want to speak on camera, but told 69 News they plan to put the dog up for adoption.

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