UPDATE: Dogs severely injure Sulphur man visiting family

Updated: May. 7, 2021 at 11:25 AM CDT
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SULPHUR, La. (KPLC) - A Sulphur man has been severely injured by dogs while visiting a family member, according to the Sulphur Police Department.

Capt. Jason Gully says officers were dispatched to a residence on Platt St. regarding a dog attack around 10:30 a.m. on May 6, 2021.

When officers arrived they found a man on the ground inside a fenced-in yard who was being attacked by three large dogs. Officers used a taser on one of the dogs resulting in all three dogs moving away from the man.

Officers were able to distract and lure the dogs away to another part of the yard while the man was pulled away to safety.

The man received severe wounds to his head, face, and legs. He would be airlifted from the scene to a Lafayette hospital and is currently in critical condition.

Officers say their investigation of the incident showed that the 27-year old man was at the residence visiting a family member. He was warned not to go into the backyard due to the family member’s roommate’s dogs. For an unknown reason, the man entered the backyard anyway.

Sulphur Animal Control impounded the four dogs that were at the residence for a State Mandated ten-day quarantine to verify the dogs do not have rabies.

Note - This article has been updated with new information released by the Sulphur Police Department’s investigation of the incident. The original information indicated that the man may have been trespassing at the residence.

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