STOCKTON (CBS13) – A 71-year-old Stockton man and his dog were attacked by a pit bull Friday morning, sending the man to the hospital with several bite wounds.
The man was walking down the street in the 2100 block of E. Scotts Avenue with his Australian shepherd when a trio of pit bulls rushed at them. A large pit bull managed to get out of a gated yard and starting attacking the man and his dog.READ MORE: Fire Burns Multiple Mobile Homes In Sacramento
A neighbor rushed over to help the man, but not before he received bites to his leg, side and hand, the man’s son said. He was rushed to the hospital.READ MORE: West Sacramento Family Describes Being Attacked In Their Apartment
His dog also suffered multiple bite wounds.
The pit bull, whose face was covered in blood from the victims, was taken into quarantine by Animal Control officers.MORE NEWS: Gov. Newsom Proposes $12B Plan To House California's Homeless
The pit bull’s owner ignored questions from CBS13.