Man and dog injured in dog biting incident

Posted at 6:15 PM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 20:53:20-05

The Macomb County Sheriff Department is looking for the owner of a pit bull-type dog that is accused of mauling a dog and attacking it’s owner.

It happened Wednesday around 1:30 at Gilcher-Chrissman Park. A posting on Facebook regarding the incident by a person claiming to be the victim’s relative was shared more than 11,000 times.

The post shows pictures of a wounded Havanese–mix and the injured owner.

Sheriff Anthony Wickersham told 7 Action News both dogs were leashed, but the pit-type dog was able to break free and attack the smaller dog.

“At that point, he reached down to pick up the dog and he was bitten by this pit bull style dog in the hands and in the face,” said Sheriff Wickersham.

According to Sheriff Wickersham, the owner of the larger dog pulled him off of the victims.

“The two of them did talk, but did not exchange information,” said Sheriff Wickersham.  “The lady did indicate that she would follow him to his house to make sure he was okay and get information about the dog and make sure he got his shots.”

Instead, the woman took off in a tan Chevy Equinox or Buick Rendezvous. The larger dog was white and black and responded to the name Bella.

A flyer has been placed in the park warning other pet owners about the incident. Police think the woman lives nearby.

Police say there are a lot of details on this case that they still need and would like to talk to the woman.

“It’s important that we fill out a card that goes to the health department and animal control,” said Sheriff Wickersham.  “We want to make sure that dog has all of its shots. Rabies shots are very important, especially for the victim that was bit.  So it’s imperative for us to identify this individual and identify the dog and get good information on that dog that attacked.”

If you have any information about the woman or her dog call the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department.