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Another San Jose Resident Attacked By Dogs

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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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