(West Harrison, Ind.) - Two men are credited with saving the life of another after a vicious, life threatening dog attack in West Harrison Tuesday morning.
Duke Energy employee Brad Kolb, of North Bend, Ohio, was doing his job reading a meter at a home off Carolina Trace Road when he was attacked by two dogs – boxer breeds.
Kolb was being bitten on the arms and legs as the two 70 lbs. animals tore at him.
Two men driving by – FedEx delivery man Doug Butt, of Sunman, and Jason Merrell, of Brookville – stopped. They were able to fight off the two 70 pound dogs.
Butt was bitten on the hand and leg several times. Merrell used a tire iron to fend off the dogs.
Kolb, 41, was still in surgery Tuesday evening at University Hospital in Cincinnati. While he may have scars, it looks as though he’ll survive.
“There’s no doubt that if those two guys didn’t come by those dogs would have killed him,” Deputy David Funch told Eagle 99.3.
As police arrived at the home, the dogs continued to run amok. The dogs surrounded and barked at a sheriff’s deputy’s cruiser as it pulled into the driveway.
The dogs - now in quarantine at the Dearborn County Animal Shelter - are scheduled to be put down next week.
Their owner has been cited for letting the dogs run loose.
Police said the owner usually kept the pair in a kennel, however, an invisible fence system was not working properly at the time of the attack.
More charges against the owner are possible.