Press Release #042415(14)-San Angelo Man injured in Vicious Dog Attack

Apr 24, 2015   03:36 PM

An eighty-two year old San Angelo Man remains hospitalized this afternoon after a vicious dog attack in north San Angelo. 

 

The victim, a volunteer for Meals for the Elderly, was delivering meals to a home in the 100 block of W. 32nd Street just before 11:00 a.m. when he was reportedly attacked by a client's three dogs. 

 

The victim reportedly sustained multiple bite wounds to his limbs, torso, head, and face before the dogs? owner could gain control and secure the dogs in a nearby yard. San Angelo Fire Department Medics responded to the scene and provided first aid to the man before transporting him to Shannon Medical Center for treatment.  He is reportedly in stable condition.

 

Animal Services Officers who responded to the scene utilized tranquilizer darts in an attempt to sedate the dogs before taking them into custody.  Shortly after being tranquilized, one of the dogs charged a San Angelo Police Officer who was assisting Animal Services.  The Officer shot the dog with his Taser, preventing further attack or escape through an open fence.

 

The dogs? owner surrendered custody to Animal Services and they were removed from the property.  The dogs will be quarantined at the Animal Shelter for ten days.

 

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