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Man hospitalized after attack by two bulldogs
Polk County Enterprise - December 2009
LIVINGSTON — A local man remains hospitalized after being attacked by two boxer dogs while walking in his neighborhood Saturday morning. Henry Presley was out for his daily walk at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday. He had reached the corner of Pine Ridge and Lazy Hollow in the Forest Hills subdivision when two large boxers came up behind him, knocked him to the ground and began biting him, according to his wife Martha Presley. A third dog, a schnauzer, was with the boxers but apparently did not participate in the attack. A neighbor was driving by at the time of the attack and stopped to help Mr. Presley. Animal control officers from Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrived before Presley was taken to the hospital by ambulance, Mrs. Presley said. He has several deep puncture wounds and tears to the arms and legs, Martha Presley said. Chief Deputy Byron Lyons with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said the dogs have been quarantined with a local veterinarian since the incident. The owner, Steve Boney, has agreed to have the animals put down. Boney recently moved to the subdivision and had been keeping the dogs penned up at his residence. He let the dogs out to use the restroom Saturday morning, according to the PCSO incident report. Boney went back in the house briefly. When he came back outside he heard a man yelling and noticed the dogs were not in the yard. Henry Presley is in good condition at Memorial Medical Center-Livingston, his wife said. Doctors are treating him with antibiotics and letting the wounds “heal from the inside,” she said Wednesday.