Another San Jose Resident Attacked By Dogs

SAN JOSE (KCBS) – For the second time in a matter of weeks, dogs have attacked someone in San Jose.

The San Jose Mercury News reported that a boxer and Labrador escaped from their yard on Uvas Court on Monday afternoon. The dogs were apparently drawn to the sound of barking coming from a neighbor’s garage.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

When that neighbor returned from walking his other dog, the boxer and the Labrador attacked 78-year-old Bob Ferguson, knocking him to the ground.

Ferguson is convinced he would not have survived the attack, but for a nearby resident who heard his screams and chased the dogs back to the house where they are kept.

Ferguson received ten stitches for injuries to his left ear.

Many neighbors claimed this wasn’t the first time these two dogs have escaped from their yard and caused problems.

“Oh, of course it is the owner,” one woman placed the blame. “It is not the dog, even if it’s a pit bull it’s not the dog. It’s the people who own them and how they treat them.”

Animal control officers told KCBS that as of Tuesday morning, they had captured one of the two large canines believed to be involved.

This was the second vicious dog attack in San Jose in the last 30 days. On Dec. 20, a woman in East San Jose was mauled in her driveway by a pair of pit bulls.

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  • an eye 4 an eye

    I would should that ugly moother fuuuuccckkkerrrr dog if it attacked me. All fcuucking animals that are capable of inflicting physical harm on human should be banned as pets.

    • Sam Mallory

      haha your a moron.

    • What?

      Such an inarticulate, hateful reply. Why?

  • nelson muntz

    yo mama would should

  • whocares

    Pit bulls were breed for killing. they are not a pet stop kidding yourself.

    • What?

      A lab and a boxer. The photo is of a boxer.
      Did you just feel like talking about pit bulls?

  • you are dumb

    Pitbulls were not breed for killing you stupid ass. You should really do some research before you try to get brave make comments

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  • Dan L

    We are so afraid of being politically incorrect although it would be the right voice. Just like human-being, regardless of being trained or well-treated, dogs have their own personalities and can go bad. Of course, owner may not treat dogs right. However, when dog attacks human, unless it’s self-defense or fueled by human, dog should be confined with possible consequence. I don’t want to hear pet-owners’ propaganda protecting dogs with such a framed defense only because they love their dogs.

  • Judy

    Let’s let the voice of reason prevail. How many people visit the emergency room having been injured by other humans, as compared with the number hurt by dogs.

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