Followup: Seattle Animal Shelter asking for help in dog-attack investigation

Following up on the 51st/Andover dog attack reported here last night – two large dogs attacking a small one, biting it and its owner – we spoke with the Seattle Animal Shelter‘s executive director Don Jordan a little while ago, and he says he needs the community’s help to figure out whose dogs they are and where to find them. An agent’s already been back out on patrol and couldn’t find them; they’re planning to try another search, but right now, he told WSB, what would help most is ANY tip about whose dogs they might be and where/how to find them: “We need people in West Seattle to put their eyes and ears to the ground and see if we can locate these dogs.” If you have any information, contact Jordan directly – e-mail is his preference,, but you also can call him, 206-386-4286.

15 Replies to "Followup: Seattle Animal Shelter asking for help in dog-attack investigation"

  • Jen January 24, 2013 (3:07 pm)

    Ummm… how about a description? Two large dogs… is that all we have to go on?

  • LAintheJunction January 24, 2013 (3:13 pm)

    Description is in the original story linked above: “One dog seemed to be a German shepherd/chow mix – big and furry. The other, maybe a brindle boxer/pit bull mix.”

  • norskgirl January 24, 2013 (3:33 pm)

    Someone, somewhere knows where these two dogs live. Please contact the Seattle Animal Shelter if you know or suspect where they live so that SAS can follow up.

    It might have been an accident that the both dogs were running loose. And maybe never, ever have these dogs been aggressive before…NO matter. Yesterday, the dogs were aggressive and violent to both human and(law-abiding, leashed) dog. They did damage (certainly physical and ? emotional) to human and dog.
    Perhaps they have been aggressive and damaging before. I don’t know. I just know that once is enough. Not 2 or 5 or 10 times aggressive before something is done.

    The owner(s) of these dogs needs to be aware of this incident and take responsibility.

  • WSratsinacage January 24, 2013 (3:39 pm)

    I agree norskgirl.. neighbors, please do what is right for Lorrie and her family. Think of what you can do to prevent this from happening again. Atleast do it in the name of all of the people who have bitten in the past (myself included). Thanks!

  • Admiral Gal January 24, 2013 (4:19 pm)

    Hm I believe I may have seen the brindle/boxer/pit mix yesterday afternoon (pre-attack?) in our alley behind 44th bet. Spokane and Charlestown…saw him trot through and then lost sight of him. I remember being startled by it b/c I didn’t see leash or owner. Did not see any other dog. I don’t suppose that’s useful now after the fact, but will keep an eye out…

  • Tim January 25, 2013 (4:28 pm)

    I just called and left a message with Don letting him know my wife and i were attacked by these two new years day in front of they’re house on 46th. We have two career changed guide dogs that we were walking on leash and the pit bull and german shepherd came tearing out of the house with one thing in mind. We fought them for several minutes until neighbors came out and we called the humane society and police. Apparantly this isnt the first time they have had issues with both agencies.

  • norskgirl January 26, 2013 (7:31 am)

    Tim-thank you for reporting your unfortunate incident to Animal Control. I hope they will be diligent in follow-up.
    It gives me a bit of peace knowing the home of these vicious dogs has been identified. It does not, however, give me any peace knowing these aggressive dogs are repeat attackers. They need to be sent on to a place where they absolutely can do no harm ever again. And their owner(s) need a hefty fine and invoice from the Vet (and other related) medical bills.

  • tk January 26, 2013 (11:35 am)

    Wait, did it bite the owner because she put her hands in the fight? That doesn’t count.

  • Kim January 26, 2013 (3:37 pm)

    Just witnessed 2 dogs and their owner walking them along California and Hill St. in N. Admiral that match the description of the 2 dogs from a recent attack. Both dogs were walking with their gentleman owner – unleashed – about 5 mins ago. One dog was a german shepard mix and the other a small brindled boxer/pit mix. Don’t know if this helps but I thought I would pass the information along. I also emailed the gentleman listed above this same info. I hope these dogs are found…

  • Ajax January 27, 2013 (6:31 pm)

    @Tim – can you please share the cross streets on 46th where these dogs reside? I walk my dogs in the vicinity of 46th every day and want to avoid the area where they are. I’ve been attacked twice (in other cities) by dogs tearing out of their own yards to go after my dogs and really don’t want to repeat that exerpience. People who are unable or unwilling to keep their dogs from harming others shouldn’t have the opportunity to own them.

  • Lorrie January 28, 2013 (6:28 am)

    Thanks to everyone for being watchful to find these two. A more specific description: the biter was large, almost shaggy, with a black saddleback mark (like chow/shepherd mix). The other is tall and boxer-like, brindl color, white chest, pit bull shaped face, and a long pointy tail.

    And yes, my husband was surely bitten because he picked up our dog to rescue him. It seemed to be the best of the bad options at the time.

  • norskgirl January 28, 2013 (9:33 am)

    It seems like the home of these dogs has been identified, and that they are repeat aggressors. I know of 2 additional people who also reported these dogs’ home to the SAS (and did not report to WSB).

    Is there follow-up WSB? Do we know the status of SAS investigation?

    • WSB January 28, 2013 (9:43 am)

      I’m checking with Don Jordan today on a couple different things but it’ll be a few hours. Thanks – TR
      Update – he says his officer has not yet been able to locate the dogs, so please keep the tips coming.

  • Tim January 28, 2013 (4:27 pm)

    It’s between Hinds and Hanford on the West side of 46th close to Madison Middle School.

  • T February 7, 2013 (3:37 pm)

    Was anything done regarding this attack? It would be nice to know as I walk the area of attack as well as around 46th every day with my dog (on a leash). It would be nice to hear the follow-up and know whether something was done…

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