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Kingston man taken to hospital following dog attack

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Kingston Police are asking anyone with information regarding a dog attack to contact them, as the owners of the offending dog have not been identified.

The incident occurred on Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020, when, at approximately 9:45 p.m., a man was attacked by a tan pitbull. The man and his wife were walking their golden doodle in Friendship Park, off of Carlisle and Chestnut Streets, when the pitbull came running aggressively towards the couple’s dog. The male victim stepped in between the dogs in an attempt to stop a fight, but was bitten by the pitbull, causing wounds to both his hand and leg.

According to police, two women who appeared to own or be responsible for the pitbull gained control of the dog using a leash and muzzle they had in their possession. They refused to stay on scene or provide any of the dog’s medical information to assist with the victim’s care. The two women were last seen walking up Chestnut Street away from Friendship Park. They mentioned they may reside on Cherry Street, according to police.

Kingston Police arrived on scene and checked the area, but were unable to locate the two women or the pitbull. The male victim was taking to hospital by Frontenac Paramedics.

The two women are described as being in the 50s, and one of them was wearing a red bomber-style jacket.

Anyone with information that may assist in identifying the women or locating the dog in question is asked to call Kingston Police at 613-549-4660 and refer to report #20-11323.

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