Late Monday afternoon, February 6, a man and his small dog were attacked and seriously injured by a rottweiler in front of their Clairemont home on Boxwood Avenue. The man suffered large gashes to his hand and Wally, his dog, received serious bites, resulting in three broken ribs and a broken sternum.
The man said the rottweiler was beyond the control of the young woman walking the animal. He said the rottweiler pulled the woman across the street and locked its jaws onto his dog.
Paramedics and police quickly arrived on scene to treat the man and take a report. The man said this is the second time in the past three months he and his dog have been attacked and wounded.
The victim and his dog were transported to separate emergency rooms by neighbors. Since the incident, the city's animal control department has quarantined both pets.