Two PIT BULLS attacked and significantly injured a man on a Campobello golf course Wednesday morning.
First responders were able to remove and capture the dogs, authorities said. The attack happened about 9 a.m. while an elderly man was walking at the Links O'Tryon Golf Course, 11250 New Cut Road in Campobello near the line between Spartanburg and Greenville counties, said Greenville County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Ryan Flood.
The man reported being approached by two dogs who attacked him, Flood said. A witness called 911 and firefighters with Gowensville Fire Department arrived first and were able to get the dogs away from the victim, Flood said. Spartanburg County Animal Control responded and was able to capture the two dogs, which Jamie Nelson, Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement Directors, described as PIT BULLS.
The man was dragged by the dogs in a location near water and behind some houses at Royal Troon Court, a small street along the golf course, Nelson said.
Spartanburg turned the dogs over to Greenville County Animal Control, and since the attack happened in Greenville County, Greenville County authorities took over the investigation, Nelson said.
Deputies found the man suffering from substantial bite marks on his body, Flood said. He was transported to Spartanburg Regional Hospital with significant, but non-life threatening injuries, he said.
The dogs were not chipped, Nelson said, and they didn't have any identifiers with them, Flood said. They are being classified as stray dogs, he said.
A 77-year-old man was brutally attacked by two dogs Wednesday morning on an Upstate golf course, according to Sgt. Ryan Flood, with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.
Flood said just after 9 a.m., the man was walking on the Links O’Tryon Golf Course on New Cut Road in Campobello. He said two dogs approached the man and began to “brutally attack him.”
A witness called 911 and two firefighters from the Gowensville Fire Department arrived and were able to get the dogs away from the man.
When deputies arrived, they said they found the man with substantial bite marks on his body, Flood said. He was taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Flood said the MIXED-BREED DOGS did not have any identifiers on them and are being considered strays.The dogs were captured by the Spartanburg County Animal Control and taken to Greenville County Animal Control.