BIT BY NEIGHBOR DOG ON STREET MINNESOTA LAWYERS
The Humane Society seized a dog Thursday after reports that it bit two people in on Wednesday. The dog’s owner told Channel 11 his dog got loose because the swivel on her collar was worn down.
The search for the dog had 11th Street and Beaver Avenue on lockdown and neighbors scared to leave their homes for several hours. “The dog was running around the neighborhood. He looked like he wanted to attack something or someone as people came to their doorways to check out who was screaming. The dog would literally run up and attack their doors. The dog was mean,” a neighbor said.
“The dog ripped my leg up pretty well. Took a big chunk out of my calf,” he said after being attacked by the neighbor’s dog. “I have 11 stitches in my right calf. Part of the muscle’s missing.” He was also bitten on the arm. When he ran for help, the dog went after other people, including an elderly woman. “The dog was headed right for her,” he said. “I jumped off the porch and got that dog’s attention and had him come back and attack me just to avoid that lady.”
After the dog was captured late Wednesday night, it was returned to its owner only because no agency could take it. The neighbor dog owner told Channel 11 his dog is not dangerous, and that he has her for his protection, but understands she has to be quarantined and possibly put down. He also said the animal did not have its rabies shots, so those victims will have to be treated for that, as well. According to police, the dog will have to be put down and the owner will face charges.
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