A second dog bite attack injured another person mid-Wednesday morning. This dog bite attack follows an attack earlier in the week caused by a dog from the same illegal RV encampment. Police confirmed the location of the RV encampment as being at the corner of 7th Avenue South and Alaska Way.
The latest dog bite attack occurred shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday morning when a 50-year-old man was working on a trailer truck in the vincinity of the RV encampment. The dog in question seemingly attacked the man unprovoked and left him with multiple puncture wounds in his arms and face. The dog that attacked him is believed to be named Diesel. This is the second dog bite attack to be blamed on animals from this RV encampment.
The first attack occurred to a small business owner who was injured from a dog bite caused by a dog living in the RV encampment. The first dog bite victim, Leslie Shelton, was walking her Great Dane in front of her business when three dogs suddenly burst out of one of the RVs and attacked both her and her dog. The attack was so severe that Shelton lost a finger along with various puncture wounds to her legs and hips.
Despite numerous complaints made by local neighbors, the City of Seattle has yet to break up the encampment of RVs in the SoDo neighborhood.
“This wave of anger came over me because it happened to somebody else,” said Shelton after hearing of the second dog bite attack. “The City is allowing these RVs to exist and they are a threat to our safety.”
Upwards of nearly 20 RVs are encamped around the 7th Avenue South and Alaska Way intersection, not far from Shelton’s business. Shelton said that she and several other neighbors have made dozens of complaints to the city and to Seattle Police about criminal behavior involving prostitution, illegal drugs, and the dumping of sewage, and aggressive dogs, as well.
Official signs posted by the city have recently gone up to warn occupants of the RV encampment that their vehicles will be cleared by Friday if they have not yet been removed.
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