A vicious pit bull attacked an elderly man and his dog in Groton, Connecticut, the morning of August 29, according to an article published by WFSB.

According to the report, Mike Conwell, 74, and his dog, Lacey, were walking along South Road near Calvin Burrows Field when the neighbor’s pit bull bit Lacy, then bit Conwell at least 30 times. Conwell was attacked after stepping in to protect his dog.

“I ran across the street and he was laying on the ground,” Conwell’s wife, Lorraine Conwell, told WFSB Channel 3 News.

Mike Conwell had surgery for serious injuries to his hands and arms at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital where he was brought following the attack. Lacey was treated for “traumatic” injuries at Companion animals Hospital. The dog did not survive.

Lorraine Conwell told the news station that “the [neighbors] feel really bad, feel really bad. Like I told her, it’s too late. Lacey is gone. They know what Lacey meant to us.”

Although the attack is being investigated by police, no arrests have yet been made. Animal Control impounded the pit bull for 14 days while the animal’s owners are working with the police on the investigation.

Animal Control Officer Donna Duso said the pit bull is aggressive and cannot be handled by animal control. The dog will be caged until the 14-day quarantine is over.

Source: WFSB Channel 3 News

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