Friday, September 9, 2011

Escape Artists: VI

Sept 8th, 2011

About 7 a.m. on Saturday, 41-year old Craig Higgins took his Alaskan Malamute, Belle, to Aptos Junior High School for their usual romp.

Three off-leash pit bulls attacked Higgins and Bella. The pit bulls' owner, who wore a flannel shirt and had a "horseshoe" mustache, was several hundred yards away. Craig received  numerous bites as he tried to separate the dogs.

The pit bulls' owner, who was described as a white man in his late 40s or early 50s, eventually took his three dogs to a silver sport-utility vehicle in the parking lot, and drove off.

"He ran and left my husband there bleeding," said Priscilla Higgins. Craig had more than 20 wounds on his legs and hands that could not be closed with stitches. Craig has been unable to work and the Higgins have had to cover the medical bills.

The pit bulls were described as standard size of 35 to 50 pounds. Anyone with information about the attack please call animal control officials at 454-7303 ext 1.

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Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel

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