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Cape man attacked by rottweilers searching for two dogs

By Staff | Nov 12, 2008

A Cape Coral man attacked by dogs last week is recovering, but may still need a series of rabies shots if the dogs are not found by Monday.

Conrad Casper was walking his two minischnauzers in the 700 block of Southeast 35th Terrace at 10:30 p.m. Thursday when two rottweilers attacked him and his dogs.

“I was walking east and they were coming towards us. I think they started zeroing in on us as soon as they saw us,” Casper said.

The rottweilers pounced on the larger of Casper’s minischnauzers, Beemer, dragging him across the street. Bella, the smaller dog, ran off.

“I tried to break up the two dogs from mine, and that’s where I got bit on the hand,” Capser said.

He then called for help, and a neighbor came to his aid by shining a large flashlight on the dogs, scaring them off.

Casper then trekked back to his home, which is four houses down from where the attack took place, to call 911 and apply first aid.

“I had to take a tetnis shot and I’m on antibiotics,” Casper said Tuesday, adding that he is feeling better and recovering fine.

Beemer is also on antibiotics as well as painkillers and anti-inflammatory medication.

Officials from Lee County Animal Control spoke with Casper after the incident and said they will look for the dogs. If no one finds the rottweilers by Monday and verifies they do not have rabies, Casper will have to undergo a series of rabies shots.

Casper said he is not looking to punish anyone.

“I’m not concerned about suing the person or recovering my medical expenses. My concern is to identify the dogs and make sure they have their rabies shots,” he said.

Anyone with any information about the two dogs can call Lee County Animal Control at 533-7387.