A pit bull and a boxer created havoc Sunday morning in north Everett after escaping from their home in the 1700 Block of Lombard. Here’s the update from Everett Police spokesman Aaron Snell…
The Everett Police Department is investigating a weekend incident where two dogs escaped their yard and attacked numerous people in Everett.
Just after 6:30 a.m. on August 25th, 2012, the Everett Police Department received a 911 call of a male being attacked by two dogs in the 1300 block of Lombard Ave. Arriving officers found an injured 44-year-old Everett man who had been attacked and suffered bites to his legs and back. The man was walking when the two dogs crossed the street and attacked him. The victim was saved by a passerby who witnessed the event and scared the dogs away. The Everett Fire Department transported the victim to Providence Medical Center – Colby Campus for evaluation. His injuries did not appear life threatening.
During the initial stages of tracking the dogs, an Everett officer was bit in the leg while he attempted to get the dogs into his patrol vehicle. He escaped further injuries by trying to Taser the dogs who ran off. While officers tracked the dogs, they witnessed one kill a cat before avoiding capture. During the search, an additional report was received that a 27-year-old Everett woman had been attacked by the dogs as she exited her car at work. The woman tried walking around her vehicle to get away from the dogs, but they followed and bit her before being scared off. Officers used PA systems to warn residents of the threat the dogs posed to the community.
In the 1500 block of Grand Ave officers successfully Tased one dog, the Pitbull Terrier. However, the dog died during the attempt to restrain it. The second dog, a Boxer, was followed to its residence in the 1700 block of Lombard where its owners were contacted. The Boxer was impounded by Everett Animal Services for quarantine and the outcome of an investigation into the incident.
Another victim, a 44-year-old Everett man, walked himself to Providence Medical Center – Colby Campus after being attacked by the dogs just prior to the initial 911 call. The man was sleeping in the 1800 block of Broadway when the dogs attacked his feet. The man scared the dogs away by yelling and swinging his backpack, but not before they bit through his shoes.
It was later reported that a 54-year-old Everett woman was attacked by the dogs as she was outside in her driveway. When the dogs bit her, the woman shouted and waved her arms and the dogs were scared away. After the dogs left the woman noticed her pants had punctures in them, but she was not injured.
The dogs were identified as a female Pitbull Terrier named “Mia” and a female Boxer named “Jewels”. Both dogs have a history and were deemed Potentially Dangerous Dogs in August of 2011 by Everett Animal Services.
At this time no charges have been filed against the owners of the dogs. An investigation is ongoing.