Posted on Monday, April 30th, 2012 at 8:46 pm
A pit bull terrier named Cleo bit a Seaside Park police officer at the L Street beach on Saturday.
The officer was called to the scene after a complaint that someone was allowing his dog to run freely along the beach. The L Street beach has a strict policy that requires pets to be kept on leashes at all times. When the officer arrived, the dog was safely on his leash.
As the officer approached the dog’s owner, it became upset and started growling and thrashing. The owner lost control of his pet, who proceeded to lunge for the officer. The dog bit the policeman’s index finger before its owner was able to regain control. Because Cleo’s owner did not have proof that the animal had received a rabies shot, the dog was supposed to be taken into quarantine.
However, before he could be secured, Cleo escaped from custody, ran into the ocean, and began swimming. He was nearly half a mile into the sea before a Seaside Park Fire Company Water Rescue Unit boat was able to locate and rescue him. Cleo was exhausted and did not attack his rescuers.
If you have suffered a dog attack, contact the Monroe dog bite attorneys of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., at 800-346-5529 for a free case consultation.
Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 8:18 pm
A Denver news anchor was bitten on the face during a segment praising a local firefighter who saved a dog stranded in a frozen lake.
The firefighter, the dog’s owner, and the dog, an Argentine mastiff, were featured on the segment when things went wrong. The anchor woman is seen petting the dog, which was sitting calmly on the set, throughout the taping. It was when she knelled down to get closer that the dog bit her in the face.
She was immediately taken to the hospital and underwent reconstructive surgery that night. Surgeons say the surgery was successful. The dog has been taken by animal control and will be quarantined for ten days. The dog’s owner was cited for violating a leash law and not having its vaccinations up to date.
If you or someone you love is suffering from the aftermath of a dog bite, contact the Monroe dog bite lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. today at 800-346-5529.