ARROYO SECO, TAOS COUNTY NM - A YOUNG MAN AND HIS DOG WERE ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL THAT "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT OF A COURTYARD ... ARM, SCALP INJURIES AND HIS FINGER WAS BITTEN OFF
A man walking his dog in Arroyo Seco, a community north of Santa Fe, lost his finger and suffered other injuries in a PIT BULL attack earlier this month, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said.
The pit bull has been quarantined at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society pending the outcome of the case and could face euthanization, according to Capt. Nathan Segura. The dog’s owner has been cited for failing to restrain an animal and having a vicious animal.
The incident remains under investigation, and neither the victim nor the pit bull’s owner is being identified, Segura said.
The attack occurred in the early morning hours of June 15 on Camino Seco. The pit bull came out of a courtyard and attacked both the victim and his dog, Segura said, adding that the man, in his mid-20s, was bitten on his arm and scalp, along with having a finger bitten off.
The man was hospitalized overnight for treatment of his injuries, Segura said.