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Anaheim man kills a pit bull after it attacks

January 7, 2009 |  8:41 pm

Anaheim_police An Anaheim man killed a pit bull with kitchen knife Tuesday after the terrier attacked the man’s wife and two dogs, police said.

Douglas Perry and his wife were walking their dogs near Stonybrook Drive and Birchleaf Drive about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when they were approached by a black and white pit bull, Anaheim Police Sgt. Rick Martinez said.

When the pit bull attacked Perry’s smaller dog, a Siberian husky, the couple and several bystanders tried to stop it, he said.

Perry asked for something to help him fight off the pit bull, and a woman allowed him into her home, where he grabbed a kitchen knife. By the time he returned, the pit bull had bit his wife and was attacking the second dog, also a Siberian husky, Martinez said.

Perry stabbed the pit bull several times, and it staggered away and collapsed.

Perry, who injured his hand with the knife, and his wife were treated by paramedics, Martinez said.

Both huskies were taken to a veterinarian. One of them underwent surgery last night, and both were recovering at home Wednesday.

Police say they are trying to track down the dog’s owner. A couple who live nearby told police that they were taking care of the pit bull for an acquaintance who was looking for a new residence, Martinez said. They said they had put the dog in the backyard, but that it escaped.

-- Kate Linthicum