July 10, 2013 at 1:49 PM
White Center man hospitalized after dog attack
A 66-year-old man has been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after he was attacked by three dogs this morning in White Center.
The victim was walking to his home near 18th Avenue Southwest and Southwest 104th Street when he was attacked by the dogs, according to Regional Animal Services of King County. The victim used a pocket knife to fight off the dogs.
Two witnesses came to his aid and were able to chase the dogs away, animal services said. One of the dogs was severely wounded and was euthanized this morning.
The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment for dog bites and other injuries.
Neighbors in the area said the dogs were running loose before the attack, and several reported being confronted by the dogs, animal services said.
The two surviving dogs are in custody pending the outcome of the investigation. Animal control officers plan to talk to the dogs’ owners to determine if they were properly licensed and vaccinated.
The King County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating.
On Tuesday, Seattle police shot and killed a dog that had bitten a house painter and charged at officers.
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