Monday, August 29, 2016

BUTLER COUNTY OH - A TODDLER WAS BITTEN IN A GOVERNMENT BUILDING AFTER A MAN ENTERED WITH A MALE ROTTWEILER AND TOLD A DEPUTY THAT IT WAS HIS "EMOTIONAL THERAPY DOG"

A toddler was injured this morning after being bitten by a dog in the Butler County Government Services Center, according to the sheriff’s office.
Roger Emmons and his male ROTTWEILER  entered the eighth floor of the government center about 9:30 a.m., when a deputy stopped him and asked about the dog, according to Maj. Mike Craft.
Emmons told the deputy the dog was an emotional therapy dog. The deputy then went to make a phone call to verify the dog’s credentials.
That is when a fight broke out nearby and the man attempted to intervene and a child was bitten, Craft said.
Kurt Merbs, deputy dog warden supervisor, said Emmons has been cited for failure to licence the dog and it is now classified as a dangerous dog.
“It never should have been in the building,” Merbs said. He added Emmons may have been under the impression it was a therapy dog, but there is no documentation confirming that.
Craft said the sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate the incident.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

An undocumented, unlicensed, dangerous "emotional therapy dog", what a shocker!

And people wonder why we want to regulate dangerous dogs.