Samuel Cartwright, 47, who owned the seven dogs, was arrested and charged in connection with the mutilation, the sheriff’s office said. It’s unclear if Cartwright has an attorney at this time. CNN has contacted the district attorney’s office for more information.
“The seven dogs – which are pit bull mixes – were captured by Sheriff’s Deputies and Animal Control,” the sheriff’s office added.
“There are 20 dogs here right now. If you drive down this alley, there will be 20 loose dogs running around,” he said. “People throw them here. Dogs go wherever they can find food.”
“He was young. He was full of life. He loved to dance. He loved to sing. He was really happy,” Fajardo said in Spanish. “We used to get together on the weekends and enjoy each other’s company. Now that he’s gone. It won’t be the same.”
“He was walking down the street. He wasn’t in anyone’s yard, he was heading towards the store when he was attacked,” he said. “He had nothing in his hands. The dogs just attacked him for no reason or provocation of any kind.”