Animal Control Services officials allege on Thursday, January 3 at around 2:30 p.m. a dog bite took place in the area of Sandys Street and McNaughton Avenue in Chatham.

It is alleged that the dog ran across McNaughton Avenue and attempted to go after a dog being walked.

The dog owner attempted to save his dog from being attacked and as a result the 64-year-old man received serious injuries to his left hand.

He attended the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.

Animal Control Services officials say the dog owner has been located and the dog, a male American Bulldog, has been taken into the care of Pet and Wildlife Rescue.

There is no public safety concern, Animal Control Services officials say.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Jason Hamm at 226-996-9969 or email

An investigation is currently ongoing.