Saturday, September 8, 2018

LINCOLN NE - 2 PIT BULL MIXES ATTACKED A 60-YEAR-OLD MAN AND HIS POMERANIAN/POODLE AS THEY WERE WALKING

Police Investigating Dog Attack In South Lincoln


The Lincoln Police Department and Animal control are working together to investigate an incident where two dogs attacked another dog and its owner in the 5100 block of Emerald Drive early this morning.
Officer Luke Bonkiewicz says a 60-year-old man reported he was walking his Pomeranian/Poodle “Scooby-Doo” around 5:45 this morning when two dogs on leashes, a Pitbull/Boxer and a bulldog/lab, attacked.
” The victim had four, what were described as bloody circular wounds consistent with dog bites”  on his right forearm, says Bonkiewicz. ” The victim’s dog also sustained multiple bites and was described as shaking and covered in blood when officers arrived.”
Bonkiewicz says witnesses helped the owner of the Pitbull/Boxer pull the dog away from the victim because the owner could not control the dog as it continued to attack the victim.
Bonkiewicz says the drove himself to the hospital and victim’s dog was transported to the emergency veterinarian clinic. There have been no updates on their conditions.
The attacking dogs have been quarantined. No citations have been given.
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(KOLN) - A Lincoln man was transported to the hospital on Friday morning after being attacked by two dogs in the area of 5100 Emerald Drive. That area is northeast of 27th and Old Cheney Road.
LPD said a 60-year-old man was walking his dog, a Pomeranian/Poodle mix named Scooby Doo, near Colonial Heights Apartments and was attacked by other two dogs, a PIT BULL/BOXER MIX and a BULLDOG/LABRADOR mix.
Witnesses told police they heard screaming and saw both the Pitbull/Boxer and Bulldog/Labrador attacking the Pomeranian/Poodle. The witnesses and the victim identified the Pitbull/Boxer as the dog who attacked him. The witnesses helped the owner of the Pitbull/Boxer pull the dog away from the victim because the owner could not control the dog as it continued to attack the victim.
LPD said the victim had four bloody circular wounds consistent with dog bites on his arm and his dog was shaking uncontrollably when officers arrived. They said it’s possible the owner of the two dogs could face charges and they will continue to investigate the incident.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It doesn't take a genius to realize one cannot walk two powerful, aggressive, untrained dogs at the same time in any area where there might be people and/or dogs present. This was a recipe for disaster. There should be citations given because the dogs were not under the owner's control. If they were under the owner's control in that the owner commanded the dogs to attack, the punishment should be far more severe. Although the dogs' owner should be financially responsible for the injuries, owners of these types of dogs generally have no money. Therefore, they can't be held financially liable.