Dogs blamed for bloody attack, sending man up tree - WKRN News 2

Dogs blamed for bloody attack, sending man up tree

Posted: Updated: Feb 24, 2014 05:33 PM CST

A pack of dogs described alternately as mixed breed, wild or pit bulls are blamed for attacking a pedestrian leaving a pool of blood Sunday night and sending another person up a tree for safety Monday morning.

The complaint from the person in the tree drew Metro police and animal control officers to the corner of 11th and Arthur avenues about mid-morning Monday.

One of the officers even had his weapon drawn as he and the others tried to capture the three dogs by non-lethal methods. Their attempt was unsuccessful.

One nearby resident who did not want to be identified showed News 2 a pool of blood on steps near a home.

He said the dogs bit the pedestrian before the victim was able to flee the scene.

Metro Animal Control officer Billy Biggs told News 2 they have not been able to locate the individual.

Another individual who wanted only to be identified as Joseph told his own harrowing story of being chased by the dogs while walking to work before he escaped up a tree.

"There was nothing to grab, so I climbed this tree over there," he told News 2 while pointing at a tree that even had a birdhouse in it. "[I] stayed up there five or 10 minutes before [the dogs] left."

Animal Control Officer Biggs told News 2 the owner of one dog has been located and cited.

Biggs said the dog is believed to be the mother eight puppies.  She was taken into custody after being found under a nearby home.

Biggs indicated there will be renewed efforts Tuesday morning to capture the other two dogs, but they have no indication as to who the owner might be.

The area where the dogs have been sighted is just across the street from the playgrounds at Elizabeth Park.

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