QUINCY, Mass. (WWLP) – One dog is dead and an 83-year-old man suffered injuries after another dog attacked them both on Wollaston Beach.
According to Mass. State Police Media Relations Director, David Procopio, around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, a 44-year-old man from Quincy was rollerblading on the board walk with his 8-year-old Pit Bull walking along side. When the two went past the 83-year-old man from Ludlow and his 10-year-old mixed breed, the Pit Bull attacked the dog.
Procopio said witnesses reported to State Police that the Pit Bull “immediately” attacked the mixed breed, and when the Ludlow man went to break it up, he was injured in the arm by the Pit Bull. The Quincy man had a hard time controlling his Pit Bull because he had rollerblades on, according to the police investigation.
When police arrived, Quincy EMS was treating the Ludlow man, and the Quincy man had the Pit Bull under control, said Procopio. Boston Animal Control took the Pit Bull to Quincy Animal Control, where the dog will be held for an observation period.
The investigation shows that the Pit Bull was not tagged and its owner acknowledging that the dog was not registered with the City of Quincy. Procopio said all appropriate civil violations will be enforced by Quincy Animal Control and the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
The Massachusetts State Police wants to remind all dog owners to ensure that they are capable of controlling their animals in the case that they become aggressive. Owners should not put themselves in a position in which they cannot subdue their own dog should it attack another person or animal.