Man in critical condition after being mauled by 3 pit bulls

Posted at 6:01 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 18:01:40-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit police are investigating a vicious dog attack on the city’s west side early Monday, one that left a 56-year-old man in critical condition.

It happened on Warwick just off Schoolcraft. In the area, there's a home with several dog houses outside, chains, and several "Beware of Dog" signs. There’s no fence around the yard.

Police said the man was attacked in the shoulder by three pit bulls. Police said the dogs' owner was there during the attack.

News of the mauling spooked Carmen Warren, who lives down the street.

“It’s scary. I don’t walk around here. I do see loose dogs but not too many," she said.

Another neighbor told 7 Action News pit bulls who live nearby are often aggressive, and known to break their chains.

“I tell my my kids not to walk around too much here. They like to walk to the gas station a lot and I tell them to be careful," Warren said.

A spokesperson for the city of Detroit told 7 Action News Detroit's Animal Care and Control is working to make contact with the owner of the three dogs.

They said DACC intends to "impound the animals to assess them during a mandatory quarantine hold. During this time, we will continue the investigation and determine whether the dogs present danger to others.