Search underway for dogs that attacked 75-year-old man

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SAN DIEGO – Animal control has been looking for two dogs that attacked a 75-year-old man in Rolando, a neighborhood south of San Diego State University.

The man was seriously injured after a pit bull attacked him near El Cajon Boulevard and College Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, San Diego police Officer Billy Hernandez said. He was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital.

The large dogs were described as a black and grey and had been locked up inside a makeshift kennel unattended for a couple of weeks according to neighbors.

Ricky Hearron, who owns the Fly Guyz barber shop, was just closing up when he heard the screams Sunday evening. He said another man was already there trying to get the dogs away when he jumped in to help, “We got him here. We set them down and took my shirt off, wrapped his arm up,  because it was pretty gnarly.”

San Diego County Animal Services Department officials are asking the public for help in getting details about the dogs.  Monday afternoon, animal control investigators were going door-to-door trying to locate the dogs and their owners.  Another business owner told FOX 5 the she reported concerns about the dogs several times. She said she was not surprised they attacked.

“One of the people, they were stepping on the dog on the stomach and hitting it, so of course the dog is going to do that.”

The 75-year old victim is expected to recover. As of Monday night, the dogs still had not been found.


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