People across the country walk their dogs every day without incident. We attach a leash to a collar or harness and take off down the sidewalk. It’s a great way to bond with our pets. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned, as a man in Georgia recently found out.
The man was walking his dog near East Roswell Park early in the morning on Saturday, July 1. Two large dogs attacked the man’s small Bichon Frise and the owner attempted to fight them off. The man’s dog died as a result of the attack and the man sustained several injuries. He was treated at a local hospital.
The owner of the small dog was able to take a photo of the two dogs responsible for the attack as they retreated. Animal control responded to the scene and were able to catch the dogs. A police report indicated that a witness attempted to aid the man and his dog, striking one of the dogs with a piece of metal. Even though officers were able to catch the dogs, each of which was dragging a leash, they are still looking for the owners of the animals.
Police are asking that anyone who has information about the attack or the dogs’ owners contact them at 770-640-4100. A member of the Roswell Police Department will speak to anyone who can provide insight into the incident.
If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog in Atlanta, please reach out to our experienced dog bite attorneys. We will review the details of your incident and advise you of your legal rights.