07/02/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley
San Francisco, CA—A vicious dog attack in the Golden Gate Park hospitalized two people on Thursday, July 1, 2010. The dog attacks were reported at 6:24 a.m., near Crossover and Transverse drives, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle.
Two dogs tied to the attacks were captured, but Animal Care and Control officials believe only one of the dogs, an unneutered male pit bull, is responsible for all the bites. While trying to apprehend the pit bull, officers fired at least two shots from their pistols and a beanbag gun, hitting the dog in the face. The other dog was identified as a female shepherd mix, which was captured near Lloyd Lake.
One of the victims, identified as Bela Martin, was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment of bite wounds to her lower legs. She is in fair condition. A second victim, identified as a man in his 40s, was taken to UCSF Medical Center with bites to his legs. The clothes of another woman were shredded, but she was not injured during the attack.
A veterinarian is currently treating the pit bull.
The owners of the dogs could face civil, criminal or administrative charges. According to city laws, all pit bulls must be neutered.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for California personal injury attorneys.