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A man who was left with grisly bite wounds and saw his pet cavoodle killed during a horrific dog attack has called on the owner of the offending pit bulls to turn himself in.
Patrick Crisostomo, from Westmeadows in Melbourne’s north, was walking his dog along the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail in Jacana last Thursday when he was approached by two off-leash pit bulls at around 5.45pm.

The two dogs attacked Crisostomo and his dog, Kevy, a 15-year-old cavoodle, who was killed in the attack.

Kevy the cavoodle was killed after being attacked by two pit bulls in Melbourne’s north. (Nine)

Crisostomo suffered multiple bite wounds as he used his body to shelter Kevy from the attack.

He spent the night at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and needed stitches.

“For me, the most painful thing is the mental anguish,” he said.

The two attacking dogs are described as being stocky with a medium build. One is brown, the other is white.

Police say the owner of the attacking dogs is believed to be Middle Eastern in appearance, with a medium build, aged in his late 30s, with short dark hair.

He was wearing a brown jacket at the time.

Crisostomo suffered multiple bite wounds as he used his body to shelter Kevy from the attack. (Nine)

Crisostomo said the owner of the two dogs attempted to hit the animals with a stick to stop the vicious attack.

He urged the owner to come forward.

“I just want justice because this guy walked away and he knew someone was hurt badly and knew my dog was dead. This could happen to anyone,” Crisostomo said.

“Don’t make it any worse for yourself, turn yourself in and we know you will be found.

“We will do anything we can to seek justice, we just want closure for our family.”

Police are appealing for any witnesses around the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail area around the same time to come forward, and for any information that may assist in identifying the owner and his two dogs.

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