|Published:||Aug 27, 2012 11:31 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 27, 2012 11:31 AM EDT|
CHIEFLAND, Fla. (AP) - Deputies say an 84-year-old north Florida man was injured when a pit bull attacked him while he was mowing his lawn.
Levy County Sheriff's spokesman Evan Sullivan says Julius Arwich had dog bites on the head, neck, arms and legs and lost a "tremendous amount of blood" during the Saturday afternoon attack.
Arwich told deputies the attack was unprovoked.
The Gainesville Sun (http://bit.ly/QJSFfI ) reports the dog's owner was issued four citations including failure to produce evidence of a rabies vaccination.
The Sun reports Arwich was in stable condition Sunday after undergoing surgery on Saturday night.
Levy County authorities seized the dog and another one from the owner. The dogs are being confined at Levy County Animal Services. A hearing is scheduled for Sept. 11.
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