The boy was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
A 3-year-old boy was bit in the face by a black labrador retriever on May 31 in Kingfield. The child approached the dog at an outdoor cafe on the 4500 block of Grand Avenue and was bit bit on the left cheek. The boy was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The dog, which is currently in the custody of animal control, is owned by a 22-year-old Minneapolis man. It was at least the third dog bite of a Southwest Minneapolis child in the last couple months. Previously, Patch wrote about tips for avoiding dog bites.
There are about 400 dog bite victims a year in Minneapolis.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Zac Farber
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The evening of May 8, after an 11-year-old Kenny girl was mauled by her pet pit bull, the girl’s father released the dog to Minneapolis Animal Care and Control with the understanding that it would be euthanized. Within 24 hours, the pit bull was dead, its body taken to the University of Minnesota, where it tested negatively for rabies. But regardless of who—parents, child, dog—were at fault in the incident, if anyone was, just how many dogs bite humans in Minneapolis? In 2011, there were more than 400 victims of dog bites within the city of Minneapolis’s borders, 87 of which were classified as “serious,” meaning the dog was either put down or its owner was forced to sterilize their animal and purchase $300,000 in insurance against any …
She was driven to the Hennepin County Medical Center after the dog bit her on her face.
An 11-year-old Kenny girl trusted her dog, a 5-year-old pit bull she had raised from a puppy. But around 8 p.m. Tuesday, the dog turned vicious while playing with the girl in the backyard of her house on the 5600 block of Morgan Avenue. The pit bull bit her on the face, leaving several scratches and lacerations. The girl’s father drove her to Hennepin County Medical Center after EMS examined her at the scene. Animal Control responded and took the pit bull into custody. UPDATE 4:43 p.m. 5/17/12: Minneapolis Animal Care and Control answers questions about preventing dog bites.