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OC Woman with her vicious dog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2015

Contact: Katie Ingram at katie.ingram@occr.ocgov.com, (714) 796-6413

OC Animal Care Needs Public Assistance Locating Dog and Owner

(Orange, CA) OC Animal Care is investigating a dog involved in an attack on two horses in O’Neill Regional Park on March 27, 2015. The horses were being ridden on Live Oak Trail at approximately 12:45 pm. The equestrians reported that both horses sustained multiple bites by the dog, which reportedly was being walked off-leash by its owner at the time of the attack.

Anyone with information on the dog, the owner or the attack is encouraged to contact OC Animal Care Operations at (714)796-6460. Please reference case A15-008874. Reporting parties are permitted to remain anonymous if they choose. Pending the results of the investigation, the case file may be referred for additional action to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

Board of Supervisors Chairman Todd Spitzer encouraged anyone with information about the incident to contact OC Animal Care. “Dogs need to be walked on a leash and in this case, the dog was on a trail that doesn’t allow dogs,” he said. “This is a situation where injuries could have been avoided if the owner would have followed the law. We need help from the community in locating the dog and I encourage people to assist in this search so that the County can prevent a dog attack like this from happening again.”

Dog Description:

  • Boxer or Boxer Mix
  • Brown/White
  • Large size

Owner Description:

  • White female
  • 30
  • Long brown hair

OC Animal Care takes the safety of the public and their pets seriously. Please remember that when visiting OC Parks facilities that allow dogs, they must be on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. Dogs are not permitted on all park trails, please visit www.ocparks.com for individual park rules regarding dogs.

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