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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Dogs in Golden Gate Park Biting Rampage Could Face Death Today

Posted By on Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 8:15 AM

The window for the owner of the pair of dogs seized following a July 1 early morning bite-a-thon in Golden Gate Park has closed -- with one and perhaps both facing a date with the needle.

The dogs, which may be owned by homeless people, bit at least three people and were fired upon by police. Not surprisingly, after the attacks became a well-circulated local story, no one showed up to claim the un-neutered male pit bull and its mixed-breed female companion. (It'd take a special sort to show up to claim dogs justly vilified in the press that the police actually felt compelled to shoot at.)

The pit bull is purportedly part of an illegal pit bull breeding ring. Only he has been directly tied to the bitings -- and, understandably, his chances of avoiding euthanization are not good.

The female, meanwhile, may not have bit anyone in the July 1 spree. If so, it could potentially be foisted off on a dog rescue organization -- though it's no sure bet that this pooch comes with a pedigree that'll make it a desirable rescue.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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