Loose dog attacks, injures couple in local Metropark - 19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports

Loose dog attacks, injures couple in local Metropark

Posted: Updated:
SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Metroparks Spokesman Scott Carpenter says a dog attack Friday morning injured a couple walking their dog.  He says the attack happened around 8:30 a.m., but was not reported until about 9:30, when the couple called from a local hospital. 

The couple told a Metroparks ranger that they were walking their 1-year-old pit bull when they were attacked by what they believe was another pit bull running loose. 

Steve Thompson and Nicole Ferrel said they tried to break up the dogs when they were bit by the stray.

There were two other dogs with the dog that attacked, but those two did not take part in the attack.

The Metroparks closed the eastern portion of Wildwood, including the entrance off Corey Road.  Trails are posted closed and extra rangers are patrolling the park. The main entrance to the park remains open.

Carpenter says the dogs have not been seen in the park since the attack this morning.

"We have never had an incident of this severity before. The track record here at Wildwood is... very safe," he said.

Sylvania Township Police and the Lucas County Sheriff's Office have also been looking for the dogs.

A hospital spokeswoman says the couple was treated and released from the hospital.

Mobile users, click on the "Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

 

 

  • Seen on 19Seen on 19More>>

  • 51 UPS locations breached by malware

    UPS notifies customers of potential data compromise

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:51:58 GMT
    The UPS Store discovered malware identified in the bulletin on systems at 51 locations in 24 states (about 1 percent) of 4,470 franchised center locations throughout the U.S.
    More >>
    The UPS Store discovered malware identified in the bulletin on systems at 51 locations in 24 states (about 1 percent) of 4,470 franchised center locations throughout the U.S. UPS is providing an information website, identity protection and credit monitoring services to customers whose information may have been compromised.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow