On May 24, a pitbull attacked a six-month-old puppy at the off-leash dog area at Wells Park. The puppy was badly injured; however, the owner of the pitbull refused to exchange information and declined to take responsibility for his dog’s actions. The pitbull’s owner picked up his dog and left the park in his vehicle; a partial plate was taken from what was described as a white truck.
According to people who frequent the park, this was not the first time that the same pitbull has shown signs of aggression. They recalled earlier encounters and described the dog’s owner as very defensive and protective of his pet.
The City of El Cajon Recreation Department advises that Animal Control be notified in the event of an injury or biting incident.