Sunday, August 14, 2011

Elderly man attacked by dogs in Zephyrhills


An elderly Zephyhills man is fighting for his life after he was attacked by two dogs early Sunday morning.
John Ashmore, 84, was airlifted by helicopter to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. His condition is not known.
According to a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office report deputies were dispatched to the 35000 block of Chancey Rd. just before 8 am. When they arrived the found Ashmore had been seriously mauled by the two canines.
One of the first deputies at the scene shot both dogs after they turned on him. Investigators say one of the animals appears to be a pit bull mix while the other is a boxer mix.
Ashmore was out for his morning walk when the attack occurred.
The name of the person who owns the dogs has not been released as the investigation continues.

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