A woman was seriously injured Thursday morning as she tried to break up a dog fight.
Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control was contacted by Lexington police about 10:30 a.m. The woman was bitten by a pit bull-mastiff mix at a home on the 600 block of Woodward Lane.
The woman, whose name was not immediately given, had gotten into a fight with her daughter, animal control information officer Tim Brown said. During the fight, a pit bull-Shepherd mix came out of a room to see what the commotion was when the pit bull-mastiff mix attacked the other dog.
The mastiff mix is owned by the injured woman and lives at the home. The shepherd mix was being kept there temporarily, Brown said.
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The woman's injuries were serious but not life-threatening.
Brown said animal control would file a bite report, and the city's health department would issue a quarantine for the dog.
Woodward Lane is off Liberty Road, outside of New Circle Road.