King County Animal Control Seattle Animal Control is investigating a reported attack by a pitbull on another dog being walked on Broadway Wednesday night in an incident that also injured the pitbull’s owner.
According to police, officers were called to Broadway near Seattle Central after reports from callers who saw a bloodied woman who they thought had been attacked by a pitbull. Officers arrived to discover it had actually been the woman’s small white dog, Oscar, who had been attacked.
CHS received an email from Oscar’s owner Mandy who shared details of the incident:
I wanted to send a quick heads up to dog owners in the area. I was walking my dog in front of SCCC on Broadway Wednesday night, around 10:15, when my 8 year-old Westie was mauled by a pitbull. The owner tried to get her dog under control, but the pit wouldn’t let go. My dog, Oscar, suffered extensive injuries and underwent surgery at ACCES in Lake City.
Police were alerted to another injured woman in the area inside a nearby business. There they found the pitbull’s owner who had suffered a significant injury to her hand when she tried to stop the pitbull from attacking. Police say medics advised the pitbull’s owner to get immediate medical attention for her injury but that she refused transport to the hospital.
Mandy says she has talked with animal control investigators about the incident and that Oscar is expected to recover. “He has a rough few days ahead of him, but he’s doing as well as can be expected,” she said.
CORRECTION: When first posted, this article erroneously reported that King County Animal Control was the investigating agency. Instead, Seattle Animal Control has jurisdiction for the incident.