San Francisco News
Man's dog mauled by pit bull at popular off-leash park in SF
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A man whose dog was mauled by a pit bull is hoping the owners will come forward.
The attack happened Tuesday at a popular off-leash park in San Francisco's Dog Patch neighborhood.
"And the next thing I knew, he had her pinned on her back," dog owner Ray Kang said.
Kang says he was taking his dog, Skyler, for a walk through the park when the 10-year-old beagle and labrador mix was attacked.
"Within seconds she was in the pit bull's jaws and the pit bull was shaking her like a rag doll," Kang said.
Photos reveal injuries Skylar sustained after being mauled. The pictures show deep punctures through Skylar's back and a major tear on her left side that required multiple stitches.
"I questioned why, you know, he wasn't in control of his dog in the first place," he said.
Kang says he confronted the man he thought was the owner of the pit bull.
"They just started walking off, they were fleeing the scene," Kang said.
A witness captured the exchange with a smartphone. Kang filed a police report just hours after the attack.
Officials told ABC7 News the incident is under investigation and that they're working to identify the pit bull and its owner.
"I've been coming here 25 years," dog owner Carma Keats said.
Those who use the park regularly are worried that the negative publicity will give ammunition to opponents of the off-leash park.
"If one child is a bully or acts out in school, it ought not reflect on the entire student body," Keats said.
dog attack, animal, san francisco news
- Mold forces firefighters to evacuate TI firehouse
- UC system issues new policy to handle sexual assaults
- Husband arrested in cold case murder of SJ woman
- Cyberbullying bill responds to Audrie Pott's suicide
- 10-year-old San Leandro boy found safe
- Malaysia loses contact with plane carrying 239
- Salesforce celebrates birthday with fundraiser party
- Oakland school locked down after report of assault
- Little girl donates hair to cancer patients
- Three-year-old boy thrown from fire in Hayward
- Homeowners blame Caltrain for rising flood insurance
- Special ed cheerleading squad thrills Livermore HS
- Wheel of Fortune is in Northern California!
- roundup: Embassy Suites body; SJ home fire