Tuesday, July 17, 2012

People Injured in Two Dog Attack While Walking

July 17, 2012 - According to reports several people were injured when attacked by two dogs, while walking in Whittier. According to authorities the dog bite attack occurred at approximately 3:00 p.m. in the 76000 block of Greenleaf Avenue in Whittier, Monday.

Police said three pedestrians were attacked by the two dogs, with one being an 11 year old by that had serious injuries to his arm and a woman was bitten on the buttocks. According to Los Angeles Animal Control Officer Mireya Martinez, both of the dogs were captured and were transported to Downy Animal Care facility, where they are being housed.

Animal Control Officer Martinez said that the dogs do not appear to have been socialized and the owner most likely kept them in the backyard as watchdogs. He said this can cause animals to become aggressive.

The owner was sited with fines for code violations and the owner could face civil lawsuits by the victims. Martinez said that the fate of the dogs has not been determined and both dogs will be tested for rabies. He said animal control officers are investigating if there have been other complains of attack by the dogs.

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Dog on a Leash

Dog on a Leash
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