Disabled Man Attacked by Dogs, Neighbor Rescues

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Dogs in Isleton turned on their disabled owner, and his neighbor came to his rescue, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

Around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, police received varying phone calls about a dog attack. Upon arrival, they learned a man heard his neighbor, a 44 year-old disabled man, screaming for help. He rushed over and saw 2 dogs attacking the victim, one at the arms and the other at the legs.

The neighbor, who works for a fire agency, began yelling at the dogs, and one of them charged at him, so he pulled out his gun and shot it. After shooting the first dog, the other dog charged at him, and he shot that dog as well.

The disabled victim was trying to break up a dog fight when the dogs turned on him and attacked. Police say there are several adults who live in this home, and it is also home to 7-10 dogs.

The victim was taken to the hospital with arm and leg injuries, and his medical condition is unknown at this time.

One of the dogs is dead, and the other wounded. Animal control went to secure the scene and contribute to the investigation.

This investigation is ongoing, and police say they still have several people to talk to in order to get the full story. There will be more details on FOX40 at 5 & 6 p.m.

Greg Cotta filed this report.

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