Sunday, December 21, 2008

Two Separate Dog Attacks Reported


December 21, 2008 (by Otto Smyth)

According to reports by dog bite lawyers in Los Angeles, there have recently been two separate dog bite attacks, the first occurred in the Rubidoux area.

According to the sheriffs office spokesman Sgt. Dennis Gutierrez the first of the two dog attacks occur on Friday afternoon when a man was taking a smoke break in his backyard when what has been termed family pets attacked and killed the man who has not been identified pending notification of family. The man was attacked by a male and female Pit Bull.

Deputies were contacted and the man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Sgt. Gutierrez it is unclear if the man was the owner of the Pit Bulls. Animal control officer were called and captured the dogs that will be euthinized.

The second dog bite attack occurred in Orange County in the vicinity of Laguna Hills according to County Animal Care Services spokesman Ryan Drabek, three Mastiff’s had to be euthanized after they attacked two people.

It is suspected a gardener might have left a gate open, which is how the dogs became loose, seriously biting a woman and biting a man in the leg when it struck them with a shovel so they would release the woman. The man has been identified as Ed Barnard, who stated the Mastiffs while attacking the woman shook her like a rag doll. This is when he and another neighbor got the dogs off of the woman and when Barnard was bitten in the leg.

The woman who was attack was said not to have life threatening injuries from the three Mastiff’s who weighted approximately 100 pounds each, attacked her.

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