http://www.popeater.com/2010/05/08/vane ... -attack%2F
Singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton is taking antibiotics and recovering nicely after being bitten by a pit bull while jogging in northeastern Pennsylvania, her father said.
Ed Carlton told the Pocono Record that the 'A Thousand Miles' star was running on May 2 when as she passed a neighbor's house, a 9-month-old pit bull named Bella ran through its invisible fence and chomped down on the singer's calf. She hobbled home with a bleeding leg marked with five puncture wounds.
Doctors are monitoring her for any infections, but she is expected to be fine. The dog, however, may not be so lucky. Animal control officials have put Bella under a 10-day home quarantine, as a precaution against rabies or a change in behavior.
Bella's owners, Ben and Jo Anne Teichberg, said Ed and Vanessa Carlton confronted them two days after the attack and said they wanted the dog put down.
"They are branding Bella as a dangerous animal and want her put to death," owner Ben Teichberg told the Record. "They said because Bella is a pit bull, it is known to be bad."
There were no witnesses to the bite, and the head of dog law enforcement at the state Dept. of Agriculture said Carlton has not filed a written complaint yet.
Carlton, 26, is a three-time Grammy nominated singer-pianist, but has not released an album since 2007.