Dogs involved in Golden Gate Park attack remain unclaimed 

Animal caretakers are still looking for the owners of a pair of dogs that attacked three people in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park early Thursday, an Animal Care and Control officer said Friday.

A middle-aged man and 71-year-old woman were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after the attack, which happened in the area of John F. Kennedy and Transverse drives, near Lloyd Lake, at 6:40 a.m. Thursday, police Officer Albie Esparza said Thursday.

A third woman escaped injury.

Police shot at one of the dogs, a male pit bull, which suffered a bullet wound to its face.

The dog was treated at Pets Unlimited, a local veterinary hospital and contractor for San Francisco Animal Care and Control, department executive director Rebecca Katz said Thursday.

The pit bull was held for observation overnight after veterinarians stopped the bleeding from the wound. They were unable to dislodge the bullet from the dog’s head, Katz said.

he second dog, a female mixed-breed shepherd, was captured near Lloyd Lake and taken into the custody of animal care and control, she said. That dog was not believed to have been involved in the attack.

Animal control is holding the female dog for the legal stray period of five days, but Capt. Vicky Guldbech said not much else about this case has been routine.

No one has come forward yet to claim ownership of the dogs, which will become the property of the department if they remain unclaimed, Guldbech said.

“We’re just kind of taking it day by day,” she said. “It’s hard because (the male dog) does require a lot of attention.”


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