OAKLAND, Calif. -- A small dog was mauled to death Saturday in a savage pit bull attack in Oakland, police said.It happened early Saturday afternoon in West Oakland near 31st and Market Streets.
Two pit bulls escaped from a fenced yard, according to police. One of them attacked a third dog being walked along the sidewalk.
It took extraordinary measures to stop the dog fight according to Oakland Police officer Michael Arsanis.
"A good samaritan drove by and also punched and kicked the pitbull,” said Arsanis. “But that wasn't effective, so the good samaritan went back to his car, retrieved a car jack, hit the pitbull over the head, knocked the pitbull unconscious, and that finally stopped the attack, but unfortunately the smaller dog died.
"No people were injured in the melee and animal control officers took the pitbull blamed for the attack into custody.
There was no word on whether the animal would be euthanized.
The second pit bull ran away after the attack and has not been found.