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Animal Services Searching for Dog That Killed Smaller Dog, Injured Owner

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July 1, 2011

On Wednesday, June 29, a woman sitting in a grassy area at Pine Street and Highway 101 in Carlsbad had one of her two small dogs attacked when a man with a brown German Shepherd/Labrador Retriever mix walked past. 

The Shepherd/Retriever attacked and severely injured the Pomeranian, and the dog died of its injuries at a veterinarian’s office.

During the attack, the owner of the Pomeranian was also bitten in the hand by the German Shepherd/Labrador Retriever.

The person with the Shepherd/Retriever then ran from the scene and was last seen heading northbound along Carlsbad Boulevard. That person is described as a young white male with short blond hair, in his late teens or early twenties, and approximately 6 feet tall. He had been wearing a dark T-shirt and unknown-colored shorts, and he had a skateboard.

“Whenever a person is bitten by a dog, we must place that dog into quarantine to ensure that the victim does not have to undergo rabies treatment,” said Dawn Danielson, Director of Animal Services.

A $1,000 reward has been offered by a Good Samaritan for any information leading to the owner of the dog. Tips can be submitted by phone at 619-743-0463.