Pit bull quarantined after attack

Jul. 31, 2013 @ 06:17 PM

A Henderson man was treated by emergency responders at the scene of an attack by a pit bull dog guarding a home in the 300 block of Chavasse Avenue Tuesday.

According to Henderson police, the victim did not have permission to be on the property.

Lt. Christopher Ball said EMS workers gave treatment. The police report for the incident listed a time of 5:37 p.m. and called the injuries “severe lacerations.”

Frankie Nobles, chief of Vance County Animal Control, said the pit bull was required by state law to be placed in quarantine for 10 days, which is taking place at the animal shelter.

“Anytime the animal bites or scratches a person it has to go into quarantine,” Nobles said.

If rabies vaccination shots are up to date, quarantine arrangements can be made at an owner’s home, Nobles said, if a designated room or ventilated place secure from contact with any other animals or people is prepared.

The shelter charges a daily fee for holding animals in quarantine.

 

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