A South Toledo dog will learn to walk on three legs after being injured in an attack by a neighbor’s dogs.
Speck, a 3-year-old tricolor Parson Russell terrier owned by Emit and Ashley Alonzo of Wyman Street, is recovering after surgery to remove his right rear leg.
“He’s starting to walk a little bit,” Mr. Alonzo said. “He’s doing OK.”
Mrs. Alonzo had let Speck out to potty into their fenced backyard Wednesday afternoon when two large dogs owned by neighbors Kaylee Bastian and Dustin Hindall attacked him.
“They had to jump over” the fence, Mr. Alonzo said. “We made sure that fence was sealed tight so Speck couldn’t get out.”
The attacking dogs’ owners could not be reached for comment Thursday.
Toledo police were sent to the home at 2:15 p.m. when one of the attacking dogs was shot by a neighbor. Department spokesman Lt. Joe Heffernan said officers arrived to find - THE MALE AND FEMALE "PIT BULL" -TYPE DOGS with blood on their fur, and Speck had already been taken to an animal hospital.
The TWO "PIT BULLS" were taken into custody by the Lucas County Canine Care & Control, and were reclaimed Thursday by their owners. They received two citations for unconfined dogs and one for the male dog not having a current rabies vaccination.
Records at the county shelter show the male dog, Buddy, in 2014 had been declared a nuisance for menacing a neighbor of his owners’ previous residence. Canine control officers have visited the owners’ Wyman Street home after complaints twice in March, 2015, and once in 2013.