South San Francisco, CA July 27, 2018 by Leslie Arroyo, City of SSF
Dear residents, we know there is a lot of discussion about the dog attack that occurred last night.
Here is a message from the South San Francisco Police Department on what are the facts of this case:
The South San Francisco Police Department can confirm that a dog escaped from its backyard last night and attacked another dog being walked by its owner. However, a single post on the social media site NextDoor, by a resident, contained very inaccurate information. The police officers that responded, followed established policies/procedures to separate the dogs while preserving the safety of individuals in the area. The victim dog was treated for non-life threatening injuries by a local vet and released to its owner. The SPCA is conducting an appropriate investigation to address the incident with the owner of the dog who initiated the attack. There were no other injuries sustained during the incident.
If you have further questions, please contact Sergeant Ken Chetcuti, (650) 877-8922 or firstname.lastname@example.org.