2 hospitalized after being attacked by pit bull in Logan Heights

Incident occurred in 2900 block of Franklin Avenue

SAN DIEGO - A man and a boy were bitten by a mother pit bull apparently guarding two puppies in Logan Heights on Sunday.

A call came in at 6:56 a.m. of an attack by multiple pit bulls in the 2900 block of Franklin Avenue, a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatcher said.

"Two people were injured, one a child, the other an adult," the dispatcher said. "Both were taken to Mercy Hospital."

The dispatcher said numerous neighbors witnessed the incident. Police were called in to secure the area before animal control arrived.

"Two 4-month-old puppies got loose and were playing and the mother followed after them," said Lt. Kalani Hudson, who is with the county's Department of Animal Services. "The puppies ran out to interact with two passersby which caused the mother to become aggressive and bite the two passersby, who both received minor injuries."

Hudson said all three dogs were impounded. Neither puppy bit anyone so they will be released to their owners.

"The mother pit bull will be held in quarantine for 10 days to observe for signs of rabies," Hudson said.

Hudson said the Department of Animal Services will consider prior incidents of biting in determining whether further action needs to be taken in the wake of the dog attack.

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