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Police Seek Public’s Help On Reported Dog Attack

| July 25, 2012, 02:23 PM | 8 Comments

NOTE: The original post had a tag of “pit bull.” This was inadvertent and a result of an auto-tagging feature. The tag has been removed as the police report clearly states that it was either an American Bulldog or a shepherd mix with long hair. We regret the error.

On July 24, 2012, at approximately 7:18 p.m., officers from the Western District responded to the Odenton Shopping Center in Odenton to speak with Fire Department personnel regarding an earlier dog bite incident in Gambrills.

Upon arrival, officers learned that at approximately 6:38 p.m., the Fire Department responded to a medical facility in the 1100 block of Annapolis Road for a dog bite victim. At that location, the 27-year-old male victim indicated that he was attacked earlier by a dog and sustained serious injuries to his upper and lower extremities. Paramedics treated the victim and then transported him to Baltimore Washington Medical Center. An initial description of the dog indicated that it was possibly a 100 pound, brown and black American Bull Dog with no collar and fatty ripples around the neck area.

Officers responded to the hospital and learned from the victim that he was walking in the area of Dicus Mill Road and Burns Crossing Road when he observed a dog. The dog increased its pace and the victim then ran across the street, where he fell to the ground and was attacked by the dog. During the attack, the victim reported being bit multiple times, but was ultimately able to fend the dog off. The dog ran in the direction of a nearby landfill and the victim was driven to the aforementioned medical facility on Annapolis Road. A witness reported that the dog in question may have possibly been a Shepherd Mix with long hair. Patrol officers and Animal Control officers conducted a canvass of the area with assistance from the Aviation unit, but were unable to locate the dog.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation. Animal Control officers are continuing to search for the dog involved and are requesting anyone with information on this incident or with information on the location of the dog to contact Animal Control at 410-222-8900 ext.3016.

Source: AACoPD

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  1. A.j. Flynn says:

    Why is there a “Pit Bull” tag when the dogged that attacked wasn’t a pit bull !?!?!?!?!?!?!? The article even says so…

  2. John Frenaye says:

    Apologies. It was auto tagged. It has been removed

  3. Debbie Bell says:

    Our dog rescue gets calls all the time: “my dog had pups, can’t get rid of the last two…” What kind are they? Always 1/2 pit, at least.
    Those who choose pits often do so for the power and aggression of the pit bull, so they don’t spay/neuter. Consequently, pits BREED, BREED BREED. So any dog over 15 pounds, nowadays, can be pit mix.
    Thanks alot pit mongers. Just what society doesn’t need, THE expert mauling instincts in any dog.
    Yes, all dogs bite, but all US dog fighters use pits because they are THE best maulers.
    Ban pit breeding. Mandatory spay/neuter for all pits, pit mixes, all dog aggressive now. Hurry, they are breeding as your read this.

  4. John Frenaye says:

    Apologies. It was auto tagged. It has been removed

  5. John Frenaye says:

    It was auto tagged. It has been removed

  6. Suzy Payne says:

    Why is there a picture of any dog. Is this the dog that was involved in the attack?

  7. Léa Bo Béa says:

    Don’t quit your day job. You know nothing about dogs, genetics nor do you have common sense. Yes, pitbulls are overbred but that has nothing to do with being ‘expert maulers’- a complete human logical fallacy. ANY dog can do damage. Rotts, Dobes, Sheps are clearly not ‘pit-mixes’ and have been blamed the say way in the past, over the recent 40 years in fact. All you’re capable of is repeating pitbull cliches you’ve read elsewhere. Please, for your own sake, shut up.

  8. John Frenaye says:

    Because we need an image for the article. It was a bite. It is a stock image

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