Large Tan Dog Named “Tank” Attacked Boy With Suppressed Immune System
At about 3pm on Wednesday, October 10th, a small boy was bitten by a dog while he was getting out of a car at the Ocean Beach parking lot. The boy’s leg was bleeding and he was taken to Sharp memorial Hospital for treatment.
The seriousness of this attack is compounded by the fact that the boy is a heart transplant recipient with a suppressed immune system. Due to the child’s medical condition the doctors at Sharp Hospital are reluctant to administer treatment for rabies or any other possible infection – unless absolutely necessary.
The large dog is identified by onlookers as approximately 60 pounds and tan in color. A woman was seen chasing the dog down the beach after the attack calling the name TANK.
The concerned parents are asking for any assistance in finding ‘TANK’, and TANK’s owner so that his vaccinations can be verified, and doctors can begin treating the child accordingly. If you have any information about the dog or its owner please contact Animal Control at 619-767-2675.
Animal control has been notified of the attack.
The family, doctors, and little boy are waiting anxiously to administer proper treatment, and any assistance in finding TANK is greatly appreciated.
Tip o’hat to OB Town Council.