Saline police cite dog owner after animal injures boy
Saline police issued a dog-bite citation to the owners of a animal that bit or scratched a 9-year-old boy earlier this month.
Officers responded to the emergency room at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Saline after the boy’s parents informed staff about a wound that broke the skin on one his legs was caused by a dog, reports said.
The boy's mother said he was with her in a neighbor’s driveway at about 3 p.m. on Jan. 2 as she attempted to deliver a holiday gift in the 600 block of Berkshire Drive. When the neighbor opened the door, two dogs ran out and charged directly at the boy, reports said. The boy turned around, and one of them scratched or bit him on his upper right leg.
The boy appeared fine and there was no hole in his pants. A few hours later, his mother checked him to be sure and discovered the leg wound.
Police issued the citation and closed the case after the mandatory 10-day quarantine order expired this week. Reports said the citation covered both the Boston terrier and cocker spaniel, and both animals were up to date with immunizations.
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