Avon Lake Police and the Avon Lake Animal Warden report they responded to the Williamsburg Drive area after receiving multiple complaints about two dogs running at large on Friday, March 14.
While on scene, it was learned that another resident had been bitten twice and was currently seeking medical treatment. As the officers and animal warden were attempting to corral the dogs, the two dogs in question ran up to a golden retriever and attacked it without provocation.
Attempts were then made to put down the two dogs in order to stop the attack. One of the attacking dogs died at the scene, and the other was taken to the Avon Lake Animal Clinic for treatment.
Both of the dogs in question had cloth collars without tags, and neither animal was chipped. The two dogs have been described by the Veterinarian as being:
• 45 pound male dog; dark brindle pit bull – possible pure breed
• 50 pound female dog; cane corso pit bull mix.
The Avon Lake Police Department has yet to locate the pit bulls’ owner. Anyone having any knowledge of who the dogs might belong to are encouraged to contact the Avon Lake Police Department at 440- 933-4567.
The resident who was bitten is currently undergoing rabies treatment, and the golden retriever “Zoey” is expected to make a full recovery.
The Avon Lake Police facebook site recounts a frightening testimony from a resident who saw part of the event sequence:
“I would like to mention a true hero in this incident,” writes the resident. “My neighbor, the man bit by the dog(s), saw my son and I walking down the street right after he was attacked. He noticed the two dogs heading our way and put himself between us and the dogs. He walked with us the entire length of the street keeping the dogs from being able to get at me or my 6-year old son. He stayed calm, kept us calm and got us safely to our house. We will be forever grateful for his kindness!”