Selma, CA – A 59-year old man died Sunday after being mauled by dogs.
Selma police officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of Goldridge Street at about 1:00 pm Sunday on reports of a man being attacked by several dogs.
When officers arrived, one person was trying to separate the dogs from the victim. Offers rendered first aid until paramedics arrived. The man was transported to a hospital, where he died of his injuries, states a release from the Selma Police Department.
At least four dogs — all of the same bull breed-mix — were confiscated. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered the dogs escaped from a nearby residence and attacked the victim as he walked through the residential neighborhood.
The person who came to the victim’s aid was also bitten by one of the dogs, but the injury was minor. Detectives are actively investigating the case. “The owner of the dogs is cooperating with investigators,” states the media release.
JRMedia559 was at the scene and filmed as Selma police and an animal control officer confiscated the dogs. Police used bean bag rounds and tasers to subdue the dogs. The animal control officer is seen dragging each dog out to his truck labeled with a Second Chance Animal Shelter logo.
One woman screams in the background while watching one dog being struck by a bean bag pellet, then wrestled and hauled away by the animal control officer using a catch pole.
The dogs appear to be a combination of Old English bulldogge and American bully. The Old English bulldogge is a staple breeding component among many American bully breeders.
“The American bully breed developed as a natural extension of the American pit bull terrier,” according to the United Kennel Club. The breed was “subtly influenced by the infusion of several other breeds, which include the American bulldog, English bulldog, and Olde English bulldogge.”
Back in 2012, 30-year old Remedios Romero-Solares was killed by a pack of similar dogs in San Diego County. The owner of those dogs was breeding the animals for sale. Those particular bulldogges were crossed with American bulldogs to increase their size.
The shorter Selma dogs show an intense thickness (aka “bulliness”), which is an essential characteristic of the American bully, which comes in four sizes, including the pocket bully (smallest) and XL bully (largest).