Elderly Waterbury man attacked by pit bull for second time

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH)–An elderly man was attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull for the second time on Sunday. 76-year old Leo Forget was not seriously injured in the attack, but hurt his hip when the dog knocked him over.

Forget said the dog is allowed to run free, and that it came after him and his own dog on Sunday.

“This dog is a killer, and doesn’t deserve to live as far as I’m concerned,” Forget said. “People can hate me for saying that, but the dog should be dead.”

On Monday, animal control scoured the neighborhood looking for the pit bull, who has attacked multiple dogs.

Forget said that if it wasn’t for one of his neighbor’s help, he might not have lived.

“[My neighbor] hit the pit bull over the head with a 2 by 4, and the last time he was over he had to kick the pit bull because it was on me,” Forget said.

“My hip is really painful. I must have pulled a muscle or something. My right knee is swollen, it’s all bandaged up,” Forget said.

The dog has been taken in by animal control, and will be put down. 

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