On 09-27-2014 at about 9:49 am, Officers of the Eureka Police Department responded to assist a Humboldt County Animal Control Deputy with a reported dog bite call at the Herrick Park and Ride.
Upon arrival, officers were advised by the deputy that the victim had been taken to St. Joseph Hospital emergency room for treatment of substantial dog bites to his chest and arm. The deputy further advised that the offending dogs were reported as one brown pit bull and one white pit bull. The dogs were possibly associated with a campsite on the Spit just southwest of the Pound Road entrance to the Hikshari Trail.
Officers first checked the greenbelt area of the Hikshari Trail from Pound Road to Hilfiker Lane, due to the high pedestrian traffic in this area increasing the chance of an additional dog bite incident, if the dogs had continued to that area. The dogs were not found. The area of the Spit was then searched and with the help of a civilian the dogs were located. The dogs were quickly secured without incident and transported to the Humboldt County Animal Shelter in McKinleyville for quarantine. The owners of the dogs were not located.