3 dogs euthanized after attacking 72-year-old

A 72-year-old was attacked by three pitbull dogs near the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe reservation Sept. 17.

Because of the age and the severity of the injuries, the victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, said Ginger Vaughan, spokesperson for the PGST. The injuries are not life-threatening, but the victim remains in the hospital for treatment.

Shortly after the attack, PGST Public Safety officers euthanized the animals.

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office was first to respond as the attack occurred just outside the PGST reservation, where the dogs lived.

“PGST leadership expresses their hope for the victim’s quick healing and recovery,” Vaughan said. “They also wish to thank first responders, including those from KCSO and PGST Public Safety, for their efforts in the care for the victim and protecting public safety.”

The owner of the home where the dogs lived has been charged with three counts of assault by Kitsap County. PGST will be charging the homeowner and the owner of the dogs with failure to control animals.