COLORADO SPRINGS CO - AN ANIMAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WAS ATTACKED BY 2 PIT BULL MIXES THAT WAS LET OUT A DOOR BY A WOMAN HE WAS INTERVIEWING
A Colorado Springs woman was cited Friday afternoon in a dog attack that left an animal law enforcement officer with several bite marks on his body, police said.
The officer with the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region was following up on a call at a home on the 900 block of South Arcadia Street when two dogs belonging to a neighbor "got loose and attacked him," said Sgt. Mark Devorss of the police's Gold Hill substation. The incident was reported just after 1 p.m.
HSPRR spokeswoman Gretchen Pressley said the officer was in the neighborhood to investigate a neglect case and "was interviewing neighbors when the incident occurred."
According to police, the neighbor, later identified as Tammy Davis, invited the officer to her yard.
"Once in the yard," police said in written report, "Ms. Davis opened the door to her house, letting her two dogs out."
The officer was attacked and left with several bite marks to his arms and legs, Devorss said. The officer was treated at a hospital and released, Pressley said.
Davis was ticketed for possession of a dangerous animal, police said.
HSPRR took custody of the dogs, which are PIT BULL MIXES, Pressley said.