Thursday, 20 February 2020

Information sought on pit bulls who attacked man, small dog

CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. – The community is being asked to help provide information on two dogs that attacked a man and his small dog earlier this week in Clearlake Oaks.

Animal control officials are trying to confirm if the dogs have had rabies vaccinations in an effort to protect the health of the victims.

Family members said the elderly man and his Pomeranian dog were attacked by two pit bulls at around 7:15 a.m. Monday.

The man and his dog were walking near the intersection of Island Drive and Highway 20 in Clearlake Oaks when, without warning, two pit bulls charged them, biting him and knocking him to the ground.

The little dog was mauled, receiving injuries including a broken jaw, broken leg, punctured lung and multiple bite wounds over her body. She is being treated at Wasson Memorial Veterinary Clinic in Lakeport, where the bill currently is about $4,000.

The pit bulls were both black in color, each weighing about 40 pounds, according to the available description.

A white male subject retrieved the dogs, allegedly gave the victim a false name and contact information, and left in a Mitsubishi Montero SUV – which may have been green in color – with the license plate 5BGV640.

The male was described as having a medium build, was estimated to be about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, and in his late 30s or early 40s.

If you have any information on the dogs or their owner, please notify Lake County Animal Care and Control at 707-263-0278. To offer assistance with the veterinarian bill, contact Jim Young at 707-350-4867 or Leah Young at 707-245-3049.

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