March 19, 2011, ERIE, PA — Not everyone sees spring the same way as Erie injury lawyers do. Sure, we love the warmth and the fresh smell in the air just like everyone else. But we also know that spring in Erie County means warm weather related injuries, including dog bites. Sure enough, today’s newspaper brings a story about an Erie man attacked by two stray dogs on West 12th Street.
The Dog Attack
At 1:40 p.m. yesterday, Erie Animal Enforcement officer Rob Culbertson responded to a report of two stray dogs in the 400 block of West 12th Street. He found a pit bull and a red chow mix. Both dogs approached him aggressively and attacked.
Officer Culbertson used an entire can of pepper spray on the dogs but the attack continued. He called for assistance and Erie police officers arrived and shot the pit bull once in the neck. Both the pit bull and the red chow ran off after the shot.
Both dogs have been recovered. The pit bull, whose injuries are not life threatening, is at the A.N.N.A. shelter in Erie. It’s owner has not yet been identified. The red chow is with its owner in the 600 block of Downing Court in Erie. The owner has not been identified but police say he will face charges stemming from the attack.
No information is available on Officer Culbertson’s injuries.
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