WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Two men were severely injured in a dog attack in Washington earlier this week, and one victim said it is a day he will never forget.
“I remember seeing the dog’s mouth coming to my face and he grabbed on,” sida Charles Jackson, one of the victims.
He said he had no idea coming home on Tuesday afternoon that he would end up in the hospital
“My wife said she could hear somebody screaming,” said Jackson. “So I come up to the front of the house, and I look down the road (and) over there in the yard I saw the UPS man getting attacked by four dogs.”
Jackson jumped in to help save Ronald Robinson.
“The only time I really did get scared was when I hit the ground, and I could feel that dog on my face,” Jackson said. “When I got up and saw that blood rushing down my shirt, and I’m sitting in the driver seat of the UPS seat I’m thinking I’m going to bleed out.”
Jackson is recovering from a severe “J” shaped rip through his check. According to the police report, Robinson was treated for severe injuries to his legs.
The dogs are being held in quarantine for 10 days.
Beaufort County Animal Control chief Billy Lassiter said situations like this are difficult, and the dogs face a gray future.
“Going forward, if they’re deemed as potentially dangerous, the dogs are going to have to be micro chipped,” Lassiter said. “If they are ever out, they will have to be accompanied by an adult at all times, but they do have to be leashed and muzzled.”
Jackson said he never had an issue with neighborhood dogs, but now he keeps an extra eye open.
“I’ve heard stories about this, but I realize what the people are talking about now cause I’ve been through it,” Jackson said.