Man Hospitalized After Pit Bull Attack in Miramar

Man encountered 3 pit bulls while walking near home: Police

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    Walter Roach getting his injuries stitched.

    A man was hospitalized after he was attacked by a pit bull Wednesday morning in Miramar, police said.

    Walter Roach, 76, was attacked at the 8600 block of Sheraton Drive.

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    Miramar Police spokeswoman Tania Rues said he was walking by his house when he encountered three pit bulls.

    One of the dogs, named Reds, bit Roach, who was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Reds is the father of two 6-month-old pit bulls.

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    Roach said the dogs came at him when he was walking home from the drug store. He lives across the street.

    "The big one is vicious. It's dangerous. The small ones, they're making noises like any dog but when I do like this, you know, they try to run the big one, when he come out, when I do like this, he's trying to kill," Roach said.

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    "He's been an amazing, amazing family member with my toddlers," Jamie Buehrle told the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners' Public Safety and Healthcare Administration Committee Tuesday about her pit bull, whom she rescued a year ago. She and her husband, Marlins pitcher Mark Buehrle, were forced to settle in Broward County because of Miami-Dade's 23-year-old ban on pit bulls. But commissioners voted Tuesday to send the issue before voters in August. (Published Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012)

    Reds was muzzled and taken by Animal Control where he will be quarantined for 10 days to check for rabies.

    The owner of the dogs, Marco White, said he got them for security.

    "My pit bull, I don't consider him as bad because they're good dogs. He's a guard dog. So, if he has to do it, then he'll do it, but there's a lot of crime around here so that's why we have him," White said.

    Update: Broward Animal Care and Adoption said Thursday that the dogs' owner, White, has been fined $512.50.