Man Attacked by Loose Dogs

A man said he was badly bitten in an Escondido gated community by a pair of aggressive dogs, one of which animal control officials said has a history of biting, the North County Times reported.

Tom Atkinson, 56, said he was finishing a jog Tuesday morning on Rock View Glen in the Emerald Heights development when he noticed what looked like two loose pit-bull mix dogs growling at a neighbor and his leashed dog, according to the paper.

Atkinson said he joined the neighbor, and as the men walked on, the wandering dogs jumped at him. He said he fought off the dogs, and they ran away.

However, as he continued up the street, Atkinson said the dogs turned around and charged. He said the pair bit him several times, leaving him with one bad bite to the forearm that a doctor said will need stitches and another deep bite to the thigh.

An animal control officer responded and impounded one of the dogs, later releasing it back to the owner, who promised to keep it on a 10-day quarantine, the paper reported.

Read more: North County Times

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