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Two dog owners were ticketed Thursday in connection with an attack on an elderly couple and their dog in the County Club neighborhood Oct. 3, according to Lincoln Animal Control.

Animal Control received multiple tips earlier this week after news coverage of the attack, which resulted in the hospitalization of a man with a severe bite on his arm, Animal Control manager Steve Beal said Friday.

During the attack, near Woodsdale Boulevard and Cedar Avenue, two dogs jumped out of a vehicle as it passed the couple and began attacking their dog and then the man when he intervened, Beal said. A woman got out of the vehicle and got the dogs back inside, then drove off.

This week, a woman who was in the area provided Animal Control a more detailed description of the dogs, and a Lincoln Water System worker who was marking lines provided the license plate number of a vehicle he saw involved in an incident the day of the attack, Beal said.

Animal Control officers later learned the woman who corralled the dogs and fled was watching her male friend's dog. Both owners had surrendered the dogs to the Capital Humane Society earlier without mentioning the bite incidents, Beal said.

The woman who was with the dogs that day was ticketed for failing to report a dog bite. 

Both owners received tickets for unlawful dog bites, destruction of property and allowing a dog to be at large, all misdemeanors under city ordinances.

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Riley Johnson reports on breaking news and public safety issues in Lincoln and southeast Nebraska.

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