Man attacked by dogs in College Area

Posted at 7:04 AM, Jan 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-09 14:07:53-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man was rushed to the hospital after police said he was attacked in the College Area by two dogs believed to be pit bulls.

San Diego police said the dog attack was reported just after 6 p.m. Sunday near the 6200 block of El Cajon Boulevard.

Witnesses said the victim was walking when a black dog and a beige dog attacked him. Police told 10News the bites were so bad that the man's bone was exposed and he had severe bleeding.

Police are still working to find out what led to the attack.

While witnesses believed the two dogs in the attack were pit bulls, officials did not immediately confirm the breed.

Department of Animal Services Director Daniel DeSousa confirmed his department "impounded two dogs that we believe were involved in the incident on January 7th on El Cajon Boulevard. As part of the investigation, we will be meeting with the victim in this case this morning in an attempt to have him positively identify the dogs and reaching out to possible witnesses to also positively identify the dogs."

A Team 10 Investigation in October 2017 found dog bites were down across San Diego and the six other cities that the Department of Animal Control monitors.

There are still more than 2,000 dog bites reported per year in San Diego.