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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cops Kill Dog That Mauled Man in Golden Gate Park, Second Dog Still on the Loose (Update)

Posted By on Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 12:15 PM

click to enlarge Frisco was killed last night
  • Frisco was killed last night

Update 12:13 p.m.: Authorities have captured the second pit bull who had fled the crime scene last night. According to the Animal Care and Control, the second dog, a large white female named Cleo, was found at a homeless encampment this morning and taken into custody without incident.

Cleo has been transported to the city's ACC shelter where she's being held until her Vicious & Dangerous dog hearing. Yes, Cleo, like any other suspect, is facing trial.

The dog that was shot and killed was a black male pit bull mix named Frisco. No word on who owned the dogs.

It's not the first time these two dogs have run into trouble with the law. According to Rebecca Katz, director of the ACC, both dogs were hauled to the shelter back in December after the vehicle they were in was towed.

And lastly, Katz says this incident shouldn't give all pit bulls a bad rap.

"It's unfortunate that these incidents have a negative effect on pit bull adoptions. The breed can make wonderful, loving companions," Katz says.

click to enlarge Cleo to face trial in San Francisco
  • Cleo to face trial in San Francisco

Original Story 8:29 a.m.: San Francisco police shot and killed a pit bull last night as the canine was mauling a man in Golden Gate Park.

The craziness happened at about 10:40 p.m. when cops were called out to the park where they found two canines attacking a man near 25th Avenue and Lincoln Way. Cops shot and killed one of the dogs while the second pup ran off, says Officer Albie Esparza.

Police say there was a second man who was also bitten while trying to help the victim. Police told KGO News that they believe that man may have been the owner of the attacking dogs.

The victim, who was bitten several times, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Police are still looking for the second dog who was last seen fleeing the crime scene.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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