Man seriously injured after being bitten by dog in Chatham

A 64-year-old man was seriously injured after being bitten by a dog in Chatham yesterday afternoon.

Police say the incident took place in the area of Sandys St and McNaughton Ave in Chatham at around 2:30 p.m. The dog allegedly ran across McNaughton Ave and attempted to go after a dog being walked. The dog owner attempted to save his dog from being attacked and in result the man received serious injuries to his left hand. He attended Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.

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

An investigation is currently ongoing.

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