Dog attack reported in Ocean Beach

Attack happened in 4400 block of Santa Cruz Ave

SAN DIEGO - A fight between two dogs in Ocean Beach left two people with minor injuries Wednesday.

The incident happened at around 8:30 a.m. in the 4400 block of Santa Cruz Avenue.

10News learned that a woman was walking a German shepherd down an alley when a pit bull tore through a fence and attacked.

The owner of the 3-year-old pit bull, Mark Bailey, said he tried to break up the fight.

“My dog attacked the other dog and I was trying to break it up," said Bailey. Bailey told 10News he was injured in the melee.

"That’s what the shepherd did to me," said Bailey.

But police told 10News they believe it was Bailey's own dog who turned on him.

Bailey was in tears when animal control took the pit bull, named Blue, away.

Bailey said he took Blue from people who trained her to fight two years ago and that her disposition had been improving.

“They’re not bad dogs,"  Bailey said. "They have that name just because. It’s people that train those animals to be meaner."

Bailey slumped over against the patrol car and told Blue that he loved her. 

“It’s wrong man, she doesn’t deserve to die," he said. "You’ve got to do something about those people that don’t know how to take care of animals or train them, it’s wrong, it’s wrong, I’m losing my dog because of someone else’s training."

The owner of the other dog was bitten in the hand. The German shepherd was taken to a veterinarian.

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