man was released from the hospital after being attacked by three dogs Wednesday evening.
The attack happened near the intersection of W. 86th Street and Denison Avenue in Cleveland.
Michael McGuire, known by his friends as Mickey, walks around his neighborhood every day.
According to neighbors, Michael McGuire was helpless and ready to give up when they saw the dogs chomping at his arms neck and chest. They say there were two pit bulls and another mixed breed dog.
“They wanted to get to my throat…thank God they didn’t,” McGuire said.
“My buddies came out and threw a garbage can at them. They were kicking them and that was it. (The dogs) took off down the road,” he said.
Mickey was taken Fairview Hospital where he received 32 stitches. One of his friends who came to assist him also was hospitalized for bite wounds. Both have been treated and released.
McGuire says his friends likely saved his life. “I’m glad they were here,” he said.
News of the attack quickly spread throughout the neighborhood, leaving some people concerned.
“We have a lot of little kids on the street. Running up and down, riding bikes,” said Jerry Noel, who has lived in the neighborhood for 38 years. “It concerns me.”
Marvin Thorne has also lived in the neighborhood and says his grandchildren were out playing in the moments after the attack.
“If you get caught off guard, what can you do?” Thorne said. “If they were out here, they would have gotten bit up.”
The animal warden for the City of Cleveland was called out to the scene after the attack. They searched the area but had no luck finding any of the dogs.
McGuire hopes the animals are found soon and before anyone else gets hurt. “If it was a kid, they would have probably got killed,” he said.