Man searching for owner of pit bull mix that attacked him, his dog

by: Rachel Stockman Updated:

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - A Douglas County man wants to find the owner of a pit bull mix who he said attacked him and his dog at Deer Lick Park in Douglasville.

Bob Stilz, and his son took their dogs to the dog area, and were taking pictures. In the background of their pictures, they say you can see a picture of the dog who they said got away from her owner, and later made a bee line for their female dog.

"The pit bull was on her face, just hanging on," Robert Stilz Jr. told Channel 2's Rachel Stockman.

"It was kind of parental instinct. that is your kid out there, you go in and fight for your kid," said Bob Stilz.

In the process of trying to break up the dogs, Stilz said he was bitten by the pit bull mix.

"I was in a panic, bleeding everywhere," Stilz said.

Stilz went to the emergency room to get stitches, but he never got any information about the dog's owner because he was in such a panic. Stilz said he needs to confirm that the dog has proper vaccinations, or he will have to get rabies shots, which can cost thousands of dollars.

"If he will come forward and we can verify his dogs have been vaccinated that is the end of it. If I have to take these shots and spend a fortune and I find out who he is, I am going to go after him," said Bob Stilz.

"It is Christmas-time, the holidays, just do the right thing, and come forward," Robert Stilz said.

The family said they notified Douglas County Animal Control immediately after the incident. They say, the dog, did not display a vaccination tag when they saw her at the park.

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