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Posted about 2 years ago

 

We live in Ohio and my son was running in our small town, population 5,500. He's getting ready to go into the Air Force and will try out for Special Forces after basic training. He runs 5 miles every day, except on the weekends. He was running past this house when out of no where a large dog (a Weimaraner) ran out of this guys front yard and bit him on the back of his thigh. My son yelled and the dog backed off and barked and growled. At this point he was still about 15 minutes away from our house, so he just contuned running (tough kid). When he got home, he told me what happend and showed me his leg. He had a nasty gash where the dog's teeth had went though his running shorts. I called the local police and they showed up about 4 minutes later and we told them what happend. They took my son down to where he was bitten and to ID the dog. The dog's owner was an older man and he had a shock collar on the dog and the Invisible Fence installed, but he said the battery must have went dead. The police cited him for "Failure to control a vicious animal." The old man appoligized to my son, and said he felt bad about it. When the police brought my son back home, he said he felt bad because the owner was an older guy who was very nice. I told him that may be true, but what if the dog had attacked a little kid, or and elderly person who couldn't run away or fight back? He agreed, but I don't think he felt any better. I believe that after the citation concerning a vicious dog is issued, law enforcement will contact animal control to remove the dog. Does anybody know if this is right?

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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

I forgot to mention that we were also concerned that the dog had all it's shots. The police verified with the owner that it did. That was a relief.

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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

It looks like the police followed the same procedures that we do. We need at least two vicious dog reports before the dog is taken from the owner. If the incident is severe enough then it can be taken away with one instance. Since the old man has taken measures to keep the dog contained, is up on shots and license, I think he will be able to keep the dog.

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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

Why not axe the agency if animal control will seize the dog? Why not contact animal control and axe. How would we know the policy of another agency? YOU need to follow up.

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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

 Uncledennis is right.   Each area treats dog bites differently or even dogs running lose.    If the gentleman now knows the dog bites he should have a fence put up.  Invisable fences are nice and a lot cheaper than a regular fence but dogs do go thru them.  


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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

Good advice. I will follow up.