WILLISTON, WILLIAMS CO ND - A MAN WAS CHARGED WITH 5 COUNTS OF HAVING A PIT BULL WITHIN CITY LIMITS, NO RABIES VACCINE, RUNNING A KENNEL WITHOUT A LICENSE AND HAVING VICIOUS ANIMALS AFTER 4 PEOPLE WERE ATTACKED BY HIS DOGS NEAR AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Four people were injured Monday, July 1, when they were attacked by dogs near Rickard Elementary, according to the Williston police.
Two adults and two juveniles were hurt in the attack, which happened around 3:45 p.m. A person called the police to report that the four were injured when they were bitten by a group of dogs, Sgt. Detective Danielle Hendricks wrote in a news release on Tuesday.
No information was available Tuesday about the condition of those hurt or about how many animals were involved.
After an investigation, police charged Jason Larson with multiple violations, according to Hendricks.
He was charged with five counts each of having a PIT BULL within city limits and of having an animal with no rabies vaccine.
He was also charged with one count each of running a kennel without a license and of having a vicious animal.
Williston prohibits five breeds of dog: Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier or any dog of mixed terrier breed.
A recently updated ordinance also limits the number of animals a person can own.
There is a limit of three dogs and three cats per home in the city.