City investigating dog attack on City’s northeast side

Published on September 05, 2023

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Information released is based on preliminary investigation

SAN ANTONIO (September 5, 2023) — A dog attack happened this afternoon, September 5, at 9511 Heidelberg. Two American Staffordshire Terriers severely attacked a man at a mobile home park. The victim is a man in his 40s.

The man was sitting in his backyard when the dogs, residing at the mobile home next door, were let outside. These dogs appear to have escaped the next door fence, which led to the attack.

The victim was bitten on both arms and the stomach, causing serious injuries. He is in critical condition in the hospital. 

Neighbors and nearby persons intervened to rescue the victim from the dogs. The two American Staffordshire Terriers are currently in the custody of Animal Care Services (ACS). The dogs remain under the 10-day state-mandated quarantine at ACS. The dogs are an unsterilized male and an unsterilized female.

The San Antonio Police Department's Homicide Division is investigating the incident and the dogs’ owner is cooperating. Charges may be forthcoming as the investigation moves forward.

The City of San Antonio is reviewing any related 911 and 311 call history associated with this area. To report a dangerous animal, please call 311 (210-207-6000). If the animal poses an immediate threat to life, please call 911.