A three year old girl and a 74 year old woman were attacked by roving dogs in South Seattle last night. At approximately 8:30 p.m. officers responded to the 5500 block of 17th Avenue South for the report of a three year old girl bitten by a dog.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the three year old female victim had just left church with her sister and mother and were walking to their car. At the same time two dogs were running loose.
As the three females attempted to get away from the dogs and into their car one of the dogs jumped up and bit the three year old girl on the face. The second dog bit the girl on the head leaving two puncture wounds in her head. Several males in the group then chased the dogs away, running westbound on South Lucile Street.
The dogs ran about a block away and then attacked a 74 year old woman, knocking her to the ground (she was not bit). As the woman was knocked to the ground she hit her head on the pavement and also injured her hand.
SFD medics responded to the scene and transported both female victims to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
The dogs were gone upon the officers’ arrival on scene. An extensive area search was conducted however, the dogs remain at large. It has not yet been determined who owns the dogs.
Dog #1 was described as a full size pit bull with a white body and black patches on its face and wearing a collar.
Dog #2 was described as a full size pit bull, all black with a couple of white patches on its face and wearing a blue collar.
Officer Homeier with Animal Control is investigating the incident and hoping to locate the dogs. Anyone with information about the incident or who spots the dogs is encouraged to call Animal Control at 206-386-7387, and press 7.
South Precinct officers are actively investigating and will continue to be on the lookout for the dogs.