Detroit Man in Severely Critical Condition After Dog Attack | Scott Goodwin Law

Detroit Man in Severely Critical Condition After Dog Attack

by / Friday, 10 October 2014 / Published in Dog Bites
Black and brown dog with mouth open aggressively

An unidentified Detroit man remains in severely critical condition after being viciously attacked by a pack of twelve pitbulls. A neighbor called police to the 4500 block of Pennsylvania on the night of Oct. 2 to report the dog attack. Police were forced to shoot at the dogs to stop the attack. One dog was killed, the others were lured back inside their home. When emergency workers arrived on the scene, the dogs’ highly aggressive behavior forced them to wait in their vehicles until police subdued the dogs.

The victim was found nude; it is believed the dogs had ripped his clothes off. Although it was initially reported the dogs had completely torn off the man’s hands and feet, but it is now being reported that he still has a portion of his right hand. Dog owner Derrick Felton was not at home when the attack occurred, but police arrested him the following day. The dogs, described as looking thin and malnourished, were seized and will be euthanized and tested for rabies. Neighbors said the dogs have been terrorizing the neighborhood for a while and, despite numerous calls to animal control, nothing had been done about them.

The victim’s name has yet to be released as authorities are awaiting confirmation from the victim’s family. However, it is believed his name is Steve and that he lived in the area where the attack occurred.

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