December 20, 2014

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Avon Lake police still seeking owner of pit bulls

COURTESY AVON LAKE POLICE

Avon Lake police are looking for the owners of this female pit bull mix, which bit a resident and attacked another dog Friday. COURTESY AVON LAKE POLICE

AVON LAKE — The Avon Lake Police Department on Monday still was looking for the owner of two pit bulls that reportedly attacked a resident and a golden retriever.

Police said the pit bulls bit a resident and attacked the golden retriever without provocation Friday after the Police Department and Avon Lake animal warden received multiple complaints about two dogs running loose.

The attack on the golden retriever occurred while police officers and the warden were attempting to corral the dogs, police said. One of the dogs died as the officials attempted to stop the attack.

Police said the other pit bull was taken to the Avon Lake Animal Clinic for treatment.

Both of the dogs had cloth collars without tags. The two dogs were described by a veterinarian as a 45-pound male dark brindle pit bull, possibly pure breed, and a 50-pound female cane corso-pit bull mix.

Anyone having knowledge of the dogs’ owners is encouraged to contact the Avon Lake Police Department at (440) 933-4567.

The resident who was bitten is undergoing rabies treatment. The golden retriever is expected to make a full recovery, police said.