Man treated after dog attack

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 8, 2006

The Selma Times-Journal

A dog attack sent a Selma man to the hospital Thursday morning.

At approximately 5 a.m., Selma police were called to the 1300 Block of Griffin Avenue concerning the report of vicious dogs.

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Immediately upon arrival, police diverted two pit bulls away from the male victim who sustained scratches, bites and puncture wounds during the attack.

The victim, whose name was not given, was transported to Vaughan Regional Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries and later released.

An Animal Control officer, with assistance from police, located and confiscated both dogs.

The incident is under investigation.

“The dogs have been put in quarantine, and as part of our policy and procedures, it’s possible the dogs will be put down,” said Police Chief Jimmy Martin.

“We put them in quarantine to check for rabies and make sure they’ve got all their proper shots.”