VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A woman and her dog are recovering after an early morning attack sent them both to the emergency room Saturday
It happened around 7:30 a.m. when the woman was returning home with her dog, Calvin, near Keefer Place.
Two pitbulls broke away from another woman walking by and one pit bull came after the woman and her dog.
Her neighbour, George Baker, says the woman tried to protect Calvin by covering him while the pit bull was trying to bite at his neck. But the pit bull started to jump on her and bite both of them.
Baker had to intervene.
“So I actually hit the dog, so the dog actually let go. And so the girl could grab her dog then kind of run away to hide,” he says.
Both the woman and the dog were injured in the attack.
“The dog has like a bone sticking out of from his neck, and it was bleeding all over. So two guys from the building, they took the dog to the emergency,” he says, adding the owner was taken away in an ambulance.
Baker’s partner, Rick, says the dog was going crazy.
“If George wouldn’t have stepped in, the dog would have been ripped into pieces,” he says.
Baker says Calvin is still in the emergency. A gofundme page was started to help with Calvin’s vet bills.
Baker says police were contacted and took a statement from the woman, but did not take the pit bulls.
NEWS 1130 reached out to the Vancouver Police Department, but has not received a response yet.