A Columbia man was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Sunday after being attacked by his neighbor’s dog.
Robert Pease, 40, was mowing his yard when he discovered his neighbor’s dog, a grey male PIT BULL, was loose in his yard.
According to a report filed by Columbia Police officer Jesse Hughes, Pease said the dog barked and then attacked him, biting him multiple times.
The Columbia Police Department assisted by the Columbia Fire Department responded to the scene in the 200 block of North James M. Campbell Boulevard shortly after 3 p.m.
Pease was bleeding from his hands, arms and legs when help arrived, Hughes said.
The dog’s owner, Kerry Brown, was not in his home when the attack occurred but he arrived shortly after the attack and was able to take control of the dog and put it in the house, according to the report.
Animal Control Officer Lea Kinzel reviewed the dog’s paperwork, confirming its rabies vaccinations were up to date.
Brown was then able to chose whether the dog would be quarantined at the Maury County Animal Control or in his own home for the following 10 days.Brown chose to keep the animal under his own supervision, promising to keep the dog within the confines of his home for the 10-day period.