Mar. 20, 2013 – A Gainesville Boy is Recovering after a Dog Bite to the Face.
The Gainesville Times reported that Six-year-old David Lane is recovering from a dog bite to the face that left him with nine stitches after he petted a pit bull over the weekend at PetSmart.
Mike Ledford, director of Hall County Animal Services, said Tuesday he believes authorities have the dog that bit David and that dog has been placed under quarantine.
Michelle Lane said she took her son and three other children to the store on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville on Saturday.
Lane, who’s family owns two dogs of their own, said she struck up a conversation with two customers who had brought their brindle pit bull into the store, and her children petted the dog.
Her son David walked up to the dog and that’s when he was bit, Lane said, requiring a trip to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
The Times reports that Lane asked that the pit bull’s owner stay in the store and cooperate with authorities, but the two men fled with their dog.
Lane told the Times that a witness confronted them in the parking lot, and one of the men waved a handgun before they drove away.
Police spokesman Cpl. Kevin Holbrook said Monday that the Gainesville police responded at about 5 PM and were told that witnesses tried to stop the two men with the dog from leaving before the handgun was pulled.
Lane said the men were in a red Chevrolet four-door truck and the police said “Witnesses were able to identify the vehicle and got a possible tag number.
Mike Ledford, again, the director of Hall County Animal Services said, “It is highly unlikely that a dog will have rabies, and If any dog has rabies, the dog will be put down.”
Lane told the Times, All I wanted the man to do was to see if my kid was OK and to cooperate with the authorities.
She said he did neither.
Copyright Glory 1330 2013