Everett, PA recently made national news when the Seattle Times covered a story about a vicious dog attack in the small town. The article was originally written by Jennifer Sullivan on 8/27/2012 and the link to the story may be found here.
Everett police say two dogs escaped from their yard and went on a
“chomping spree” Saturday, attacking five people and killing a cat.
say the first person was attacked at 6:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of
Lombard Avenue. Officers found a 44-year-old man with bites to his legs
and back. The man told officers that the two dogs crossed the street and
attacked him. The attack was interrupted by a passerby who scared the
dogs away, police said.
The victim was hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries.
tracked the dogs down and one officer was bitten on the leg. The dogs,
one of which killed a cat in front of police, ran off when the officer
used his Taser on them
Officers soon learned of other victims of dog bites: a 27-year-old woman, a 54-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man.
27-year-old woman was bitten while after she got out of her car at work
while the 54-year-old woman was attacked by the dogs as she was outside
in her driveway. When the dogs bit her, the woman shouted and waved
her arms and the dogs were scared away. After the dogs left the woman
noticed her pants had punctures in them, but she was not injured.
man was bitten while he was sleeping in the 1800 block of Broadway. The
man walked to Providence Regional Medical Center for injuries to his
feet. The man reportedly scared the dogs away by yelling and swinging
his backpack, police said.
While tracking the animals, officers used their PA systems to warn residents of the dangerous dogs.
caught up with the dogs, again, in the 1500 block of Grand Avenue.
Officers used a Taser on one dog, a pitbull. The dog died during
officers’ attempts to restrain it, according to police spokesman Officer
Aaron Snell. The second dog, a boxer, was found after it returned to its home in the 1700 block of Lombard.
The dog was impounded by Everett Animal Services for quarantine. No decision has been made on whether it will be euthanized.
dogs were deemed potentially dangerous dogs in August 2011 by Everett
Animal Services. No charges have been filed against the owners of the
dogs. An investigation is ongoing.