Attacker dog may be killed

A pit bull that attacked three people in Golden Gate Park last week is facing a death sentence if the owners don’t come forward by today.

The attack by the male pit bull that put two people in the hospital prompted increased patrols in the park to prevent future incidents. 

The dog’s owners, who police said have been illegally breeding pit bulls and other canines for sale and living in a homeless encampment, have not been found.

Both the male pit bull and a female mixed breed are being cared for by Animal Care and Control.

The female, who birthed puppies within the past year, did not appear to participate in the attack, said Officer John Denny of the Vicious and Dangerous Animals Unit.

If the female is deemed abandoned, ACC will examine her behavior to determine if she’s
adoptable. However, the pit bull was so vicious that he had to be shot with nonlethal beanbags and a gun after the attacks.

“Things aren’t looking too good for him,” Denny said.

— Kamala Kelkar

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