NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Two men were treated for their injuries after being attacked and bitten by a pair of dogs in Northwest Miami-Dade.
Several Miami-Dade Police units and Miami-Dade County Animal Services officials responded to the scene in the area of Northwest 52nd Street and 24th Court, Wednesday morning.
7News cameras captured paramedics tending to one of the victims in the middle of the street. They cut his pant leg to gain access to his wound.
Witness Frank Beaver told 7News he was the other victim. He said he was on one of his typical walks in the neighborhood when he saw the injured man.
Beaver said he then saw two dogs coming toward him.
“I started screaming. I started, like, trying to stall him to get him away from me,” he said. “The next thing you know, he started charging me, and I started backing up and fell, and when I fell, he just grabbed my ankle, and he just started shaking my ankle.”
It was at that moment that, Beaver said, the second dog appeared to lunge at him.
“The other one was about to bite me, but I started swinging at him, too,” he said.
Beaver said the dogs then returned to the other victim.
“They ran back off and came back over to this guy that was on the road, like hovering over him after they attacked me,” he said. “I jumped into the back of the truck, and I called 911.”
According to Miami-Dade County Animal Services officials, one dog was a bull terrier and the other was an American bulldog.
Paramedics checked out Beaver’s injuries at the scene, but he was not transported to the hospital.
Crews transported the other victim to an area hospital. Beaver believes he’ll just need a few stitches..
7News cameras captured a man carrying one of the dogs back into a house on the corner of the block and into the side yard.
Officials said the owners were given a quarantine order to keep the dogs on the property, only walk them with a leash and to take them to be checked by a veterinarian.
Miami-Dade Animal Services has initiated a dangerous dog investigation.
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