MASON CITY IA - ANIMAL CONTROL QUARANTINED MARIAH MAHANEY'S 2-YEAR-OLD UNLICENSED PIT AFTER IT ATTACKED HER ROOMMATE TWICE IN 24 HOURS
Mason City police say a PIT BULL has been quarantined after biting a 19-year-old man twice in 24 hours.
The victim, whom police declined to identify, was transported to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa. His status and extent of injuries are unknown. Mason City police said in a statement the “wounds did appear to need immediate medical attention.”
Owner Mariah Mahaney of Mason City told police the 2-year-old dog had bitten her roommate Thursday. She was able to confine the dog before police, animal control and fire medics arrived at the scene.
Mahaney was cited for not having an animal license.
A 2-year-old pit bull will be quarantined by animal control for 10 days at the owner’s expense, according to Mason City police.
During confinement, it will be determined if the dog is vicious. If it’s deemed vicious, the dog will be euthanized.
If animal control determines the dog is not dangerous, it can return to its owner. If the owner cannot pay for the confinement, the dog will be adopted out.