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Dog Bites: Couple Misses 'Beware of Dog' Sign

A couple that walked onto someone's property to inquire about plowing services was attacked by five dogs.

A 56-year-old woman and her boyfriend, 66, walked up the driveway of a residence on Jackson Drive in the snow at around 9:36 a.m. on Feb. 11 when they had noticed a plow truck, and wanted to see if there was a telephone number on the side door so they could call their neighbor about clearing their driveway, according to the police report.

But Animal Control Officer Ed Risko said the couple must not have seen a "Beware of Dog" sign posted by the mailbox.

As the couple looked at the truck, police said five small dogs ran out of a dog door on the garage and bit the woman, then her boyfriend as he went to her aid. They were treated at Bridgeport Hospital, where they called police, Risko said.

Risko said the dogs were validly vaccinated and licensed. Nevertheless, an order for a 14-day on-property quarantine was issued for the dogs as a routine precaution. After the quarantine, a veterinarian will examine the dogs to ensure the animals are healthy.

The owner was given a complaint advisory about the dog bites.

James Property LLC February 27, 2013 at 04:41 PM
Why would the owner get a complaint advisory about the dog bites. The people were trespassing. Sure they say they were looking at the truck for a number. It is was my neighbor I would think that at one time or another I would see them coming or going and could ask them in person..

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