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Stray dogs attack Gulfport residents, police issue warning

Aurora Black says she was attacked while trying to help another victim. (Photo source: WLOX) Aurora Black says she was attacked while trying to help another victim. (Photo source: WLOX)
The two dogs charged at Trai Moore Thursday night as he was walking home. (Photo source: WLOX) The two dogs charged at Trai Moore Thursday night as he was walking home. (Photo source: WLOX)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

The Gulfport Police Department is warning residents to be aware of two vicious dogs that may be running loose near Pratt Avenue and 20th Street. 

On Oct. 26 alone, police received three reports of dog attacks. 

Sixteen-year-old Trai Moore was walking home on Thursday night when he says two pit bulls charged at him.

"I thought they would just run past me, so I didn't do nothing. They got close, started growling, started biting, " said Moore. "Fought them off, long as I could."

Aurora Black, who tried to help, was also attacked. 

"I came out swinging. They had him by the head, other had him by the ankle. They were tearing them apart," said Black. "When they saw me with the stick, they came after me and jumped straight at my face, then I felt a big chunk came out of my face."

One dog is described as possibly being a blue and white pit bull with a dark leash, and the other is believed to be a smaller, brown pit bull mix.

Authorities have seized two dogs that match the general descriptions, but the animals have not yet been identified by the victims. 

Anyone who sees the dogs should not approach them. Instead, contact GPD immediately at 228-868-5959.

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