Wednesday, August 31, 2011

2 pit bulls attack city man on street

NEW HAMPSHIRE -- A city resident suffered multiple dog bites to his face, body, arms and legs Tuesday night when two pit bulls attacked him, police said.

Dwayne Perry, 43, escaped the 7 p.m. attack only by ducking into the Domino's Pizza on the corner of Lowell and Maple streets, said police Lt. Jim Flanagan.

“Apparently the pit bulls escaped 244 Lowell St. and immediately attacked him,” Flanagan said.

Witnesses saw the two dogs return to 244 Lowell St., where police confronted the two residents of Apt. 1, Deeanna Hennessey and Jennifer Caterino.

The two had no licenses or evidence of vaccinations for the animals. Police confiscated the dogs and took them to the Manchester Animal Shelter, Flanagan said.

Flanagan said Perry, who lives at 20 Orange St., was treated at the hospital for the wounds.

State law requires that dogs involved in an attack be quarantined for 10 days.

No one has been arrested in connection with the attack.

(Union Leader - August 31, 2011)