A city man was mauled by HIS PIT BULL when he tried to stop its attack of another of the victim’s dogs Saturday evening.
Terry L. Tevis, 58, of 712 W. Columbus Ave., was bloody and barely conscious when officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department arrived on the scene around 8:10 p.m.
The dog was standing over the motionless victim. The officers backed the dog and the two others away from the victim.
He was transported by a Bellefontaine squad to Mary Rutan Hospital for treatment of his wounds.
Officers report Mr. Tevis sustained extensive cuts, tears and wounds to his arms, hands, neck and torso.
A neighbor told police the most aggressive dog scaled a fence separating the animals and attacked one of the two dogs in that kennel.
Mr. Tevis tried to break up the fight and was attacked by the pit bull.
It was contained and removed to the Top of Ohio Pet Shelter for quarantine.
AT THE HOSPITAL, OFFICERS ASKED THE VICTIM IF THE DOG SHOULD BE TURNED OVER TO THE LOGAN COUNTY WARDEN SO THAT IT COULD BE EUTHANIZED. THREE TIMES MR. TEVIS SAID, YES, ADDING THEY COULD TAKE THE TWO OTHER DOGS.