HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Two pit bulls allegedly attacked a man and his golden retriever last week at Bethel Manor Park on Langley Air Force Base.
Nearly every morning for the past three years, Ronald Adams and his dog Kaya go for a walk at the park. Adams says he’s filed a report with military police.
The walk typically takes them along a fence near the front of the park, which acts as a dividing line between the park and private property. The other side of the fence is home to two pit bulls who Adams says periodically slip though holes in the chain links.
According to Adams, the dogs haven’t caused any issues before. But last Wednesday was different. Adams says the two dogs got out and went straight for Kaya.
“The dog finally latched onto my dog,” said Adams. “I’m standing over my dog now thinking what am I going to do? Is this dog going to kill my dog, you know?”
That’s when a bystander appeared with a hammer, which Adams used to get the pit bulls away from them.
He had to take Kaya to the emergency clinic, but says the dog will be OK.
For the past week Adams has tried, with little luck, to reach out to Hampton Animal Control. They have no report of the attack, due to it being out of their jurisdiction. All complaints must be filed through Langley Police, due to those jurisdiction issues.
10 On Your Side confirmed with Hampton Police that the dogs and their owner live in Hampton, however, because the attack occurred on Langley Air Force Base property, enforcement action is based on where the offense occurs.
“I feel like they’ve been giving me the runaround you know. They can’t tell me anything about the dogs. if the dogs are up to date on the shots, that’s the main thing I’m worried about. It’s been over a week, like why can’t we get any answers?”
Adams also says he wants to make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else.