2 cited after Rock Hill dog attacks

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comApril 4, 2013 

— Complaints about an attacking Husky and an intimidating Rottweiler comprise the latest in a series of dog-related incidents Rock Hill police have responded to within a week.

On Wednesday, officers were sent to Hough Circle, near Albright Road, after a man, 49, said his neighbor’s Rottweiler ran at him while he was checking his mail, according to a Rock Hill Police report. The man said he backed away quickly, which caused him to trip over a brick flowerbed.

While on the ground, the man said the dog chomped on his left pants leg, ripping it, the report states. The man said he hit the dog in the head with a brick until it released him and returned to its own yard.

The man suffered from a cut on his leg resulting from him accidently hitting himself with the brick, the report states. Police spoke with the Rottweiler’s owner, who said the dog sometimes escapes from its collar, before they cited him with violating the city dog ordinance.

About three hours later, police were called to Brandyhill Drive, near Constitution Boulevard, after a 63-year-old man said he and his Boston Terrier were attacked by a loose Husky.

The man suffered minor cuts on his knee, shin and fingers, and his pet Terrier had several injuries on its neck and shoulders.

York County Animal Control arrived on scene and contacted the dog’s owner, who was out of state at the time and said that if they open the garage, the dog will run inside. The dog owner gave Animal Control the code to his garage, while officials found two other dogs left on the back porch without food, water or shelter.

One of the dogs was put in the garage, but the other one jumped a gate and ran off. The owner was cited for violation of the city’s dog ordinance.

Tuesday, a Rock Hill Police officer killed a pit bull that ran at him while he was checking on vacant apartment units on Green Street. Last Friday, police killed a second pit bull on Williamson Street after it chased an elderly man, tried to bite an animal control officer and attempted to attack children.

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