SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate the owner of two dogs that attacked another dog and its family members on Sunday, May 13. The SFPD indicated on their website that at approximately 11:45 a.m., officers responded to Dolores Park regarding a dog bite/attack.
Upon arriving on the scene, the owner and two dogs had already left the park. A preliminary investigation revealed that three dogs were in the designated unleashed area when two of the dogs, one brown Pit bull and one gray Pit bull, attacked the other dog, an Ihasapoo named “Bloom.” Bloom suffered puncture wounds to her back from the attack. Members of Bloom’s family who attempted to separate the dogs suffered bite wounds.
The male suspect secured the pit bulls with leashes and left the scene without providing his identification information or any information about the dogs’ vaccination records. He was last seen northbound on Noe Street. Officers searched the area, but were not able to locate the suspect or the dogs.
Two ambulances and an SFFD Paramedic Captain responded to the scene and treated the victims. A 43 year-old female from Culver City, sustained bite wounds to her left hand. A 49 year-old male and an 18 year-old female, also from Culver City, sustained bite wounds to their left hands. A 23 year-old female from San Francisco, sustained bite wounds to her right hand. Three of the victims were taken to local hospitals for treatment. Bloom was treated for her bite wound by a veterinarian.
The SFPD Vicious and Dangerous Dog Unit is investigating the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Vicious and Dangerous Dog Unit at (415) 553-9182. Information can be given by calling the SFPD 24 hour tip line at (415) 575-4444 or Text-a-Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. Tipsters may remain anonymous.