Reader report: Dog attack under investigation in Genesee area

January 23, 2013 at 10:15 pm | In Pets, West Seattle news | 3 Comments

Lorrie wants to get the word out about a dog attack that she says a Seattle Animal Shelter officer is investigating. She says it happened around 9:30 this morning while her husband was walking their small, leashed dog:

At 51st and Andover [map], two large dogs ran up and attacked our dog. Both dog and man were bitten. … The animal control officer came to the house & documented the injury. He feels confident he will catch up to them. They have also been sighted up at Admiral. They’re really large so I would want people with small children to be wary as well.

The wounds weren’t major, she says. But they called SAS and police. No photo of the dogs, so we asked for a description: “One dog seemed to be a German shepherd/chow mix – big and furry. The other, maybe a brindle boxer/pit bull mix.” We’ll be following up with SAS tomorrow.


  1. Sorry this happened to you Lorrie. I was bitten and my childen were chased and almost bitten by a pit bull at a park near Highpoint, a few years ago. Police and fire came to treat me at the scene and an Animal Control officer came and took pictures of my bite. I emailed TR and posted my experience on the forum.

    Unfortunately, my case never went any further. I hope you get further with your case.

    This appears to be a disturbing trend that I hope is under control soon. SAS needs more people to enforce leash laws. ie, history of Lincoln Park incidents recently in the news.
    Just wanted to lend support. Please keep us updated (TR and Lorrie).

    Thanks and Godspeed.

    Comment by Todd_ — 10:36 pm January 23, 2013 #

  2. I think I may have run into the man and one of these dogs. If its the same guy, he seemed really out of it and the dog seemed very aggressive. It barked at me and my dog, but was distracted by a bicyclist going past and ran off chasing the cyclist.

    Comment by Queenie — 11:10 am January 24, 2013 #

  3. I will ask Animal Control to keep me and the community informed of their investigation. I am sorry that Lorrie, Todd and perhaps others have had this experience.

    Comment by Tom Rasmussen — 5:32 pm January 25, 2013 #

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