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Reward offered in big dog's fatal attack on small dog in Carlsbad

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the owner of a brown dog that fatally attacked a smaller dog in Carlsbad.

The incident occurred Wednesday in the grassy area at Pine Street and U.S. 101 when a German shepherd/Labrador retriever mix attacked a Pomeranian. The Pomeranian's owner was bitten on the hand.

The owner of the German shepherd/Labrador retriever mix was described as a young white male with short blond hair who was carrying a skateboard. He and his dog fled the scene, according to the San Diego County Department of Animal Services.

The dog needs to placed in quarantine to check for rabies, officials said. Otherwise, the woman who was bitten has to undergo rabies shots.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call (619) 743-0463.


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