Landscaper savaged by pit bull in Nipomo
August 24, 2010
A landscaper who was mauled by a pit bull in Nipomo on Monday morning is recovering from massive wounds to his face. [KCOY]
Craig Groth, 48, was trying to save two Jack Russell terriers from a large gray pit bull that had pounced on them when the dog savagely bit Groth in the face.
The terriers had wandered out of the their yard on Waypoint Drive.
The pit bull, with blood dripping from its face, ran across the street to a home on Waypoint Drive. However, the homeowner later claimed the dog did not live there anymore.
If a dog is off-leash and injures someone, the animal’s owners are subject to criminal penalties, heavy fines and or jail time. In addition, San Luis Obispo County Animal Services could quarantine and possibly put down the dog.