TWO PIT BULLS attacked a Labradoodle at Bushnell Park in Hartford on Wednesday evening, according to a police report. The attack happened near the carousel around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when a dog walker, Kate Molloy, was walking Ace, a 10-year-old Labradoodle, on a leash.
The police report says two pit bulls were nearby with their owner, playing in the pond, when the dogs suddenly attacked Ace. Molloy described what happened in a statement.
“To see Ace pinned down by two pit bulls was extremely scary and it was even worse listening to him as he was crying in pain. It was just a very scary situation and I could see blood by his face, on his back, under his jowls and the dogs just kept pulling,” Molloy writes.
Ace was taken to a vet to be treated for injuries to his left ear, neck and back. The police report says the owner of the pit bulls just got the dogs, which are about 2 years old, and didn’t have paperwork for them. The two pit bulls were released to their owner, who was issued a ticket and $606 fine for allowing his dogs to roam, a rabies vaccination violation and for being unlicensed.
Hartford requires all dogs that are six months or older to be licensed and they cannot run at large without a proper leash or chain.Ace’s owner said the dog is doing well and has left the vet's office.