Stray dogs attack Chihuahua mix; 2 bit

The owner of the Chihuahua shih tzu mix said he ran outside when he saw his dog was being attacked by two dogs, who he said were pit bulls. The owner of the Chihuahua shih tzu mix and a neighbor were able to scare away the two strays, but were bit in the process. One said they were bit on the ankle, and the other was bit on the arm. Neither were taken to the hospital.

A neighbor who witnessed the incident said a knife was used on the two stray dogs to get them off the Chihuahua shih tzu mix, although police have not confirmed that report. Both strays, found bloodied, were located down the street and were removed from the scene by an animal resource officer.

Snow at the scene of the dog attach in the 200 block of Miller Avenue was also stained with blood.

The owner of the Chihuahua shih tzu mix said he can't afford veterinary care for his dog, but will clean the wounds.

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