Police still searching for owner of dogs that mauled Arlington man

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Police are searching for the owner of two dogs who mauled an Arlington man on Wednesday.

The man was not identified by police, but according to CBS DFW, his family identified him as 58-year-old Milton Sturges. Sturges was attacked by the two dogs while handing out fliers and remained in the hospital with serious injuries on Saturday.

On Wednesday, police were called to the 2300 block of Cripple Creek Drive when someone reported a man was being attacked by the dogs, according to Arlington police Sgt. Karen Standback.

An officer shot both dogs, who were on top of Sturges, according to the press release.

Sturges was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Omar Sturges, Milton Sturges’ nephew, reported Milton Sturges lost both his ears, and his nose and bottom lip were partially torn off from the attack.

Omar said Milton will need several reconstructive surgeries and has no medical insurance. He set up a GoFundMe donation page for Milton to help with medical costs.

As of Saturday afternoon, the GoFundMe had raised over $2,000.

The dogs were taken to an emergency facility by animal control where they both died.

Police believe the dogs were pit bulls but were still investigating. As of Saturday, police still did not know who the dogs’ owners were.

One of the dogs was an adult male who appeared to have chain marks around his neck as if he had been chained up, according to police.

The other dog was a female and appeared to previously have had a litter of puppies. The dogs were roaming together and had no chip, collar or tags.

Kaley Johnson: 817-390-7028, @KaleyJohnson6
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