ERIE, Pa. — Jarod Allison recalls walking his black German shepherd in the 700 block of West Seventh Street in July when three pit bulls escaped and attacked his dog.
Allison said he thought Sherlock, then 4 months old, was going to die.
The dog suffered $4,500 worth of injuries including puncture wounds that had to be stapled close, a broken elbow and a number of other injuries.
“He’s doing well,” Allison said. “We only recently tried to get him back out and walking and everything. Before we were walking him twice a day because he’s high energy. He couldn’t handle that before because both legs were in casts.”
Two of the three dogs that attacked Allison’s dog were put down after they were deemed a threat to the community.
City of Erie Animal Enforcement Officer Rob Culbertson said they are still searching for the third dog even though the owner, Alice Fleming, said she gave it away.
Fleming is behind bars and faces harassment and noise violation charges for owning the dogs.
Allison said the court ordered that $4,100 in veterinarian bills be paid for by Fleming, but he has yet to see any of that money.