Police: Animal attacks Shelby Twp. pair walking dog

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Shelby Township police are warning residents to be cautious when walking their dogs after two people were attacked by an animal — possibly a coyote or German shepherd — while walking their dog early Sunday morning.

The attack happened about 3 a.m. in the area of Janis and Harry streets near Van Dyke and 21 Mile, according to a statement on the Police Department’s Facebook page.

The victims suffered injuries to their hands and arms, and both were taken to a hospital to be treated, according to authorities. Their dog was not injured, they said.

Anyone with information about the attack should call the department at (586) 731-2121 Ext. 3.

Officials also remind residents to call the Macomb County Animal Control at (586) 469-5115 if they see coyotes, wild animals or stray pets.

cramirez@detroitnews.com