clear
Monday July 27th, 2015 11:34PM

Dog involved in bite case quarantined by Hall Co. animal control

By B.J. Williams News Director
GAINESVILLE - Hall County Animal Control officials confirm that the dog involved in a bite case at Pet Smart on Dawsonville Highway Saturday is quarantined at their facility.

An officer who answered the phone Tuesday morning could not say how the animal arrived at the facility, however.

The dog, described as a pit bull, is believed to be the animal that bit a 6-year-old Gainesville boy in the face Saturday.

The boy's mother Michelle Lane told Fox 5 News that she and her son were in PetSmart on Saturday. She petted the dog first and it seemed friendly, but when her son David reached to pet the animal, it lunged and bit him in the face. David has nine stitches on his nose as a result.

Gainesville police said a witness who tried to stop the dog owners as they left the store told authorities one of the men pulled a gun and threatened the witness before they drove away.

At last report, police were still looking for a red Chevrolet pick-up truck with Georgia license plate ATW0455. They said the truck was licensed out of Forsyth County.

Gainesville Police Department spokesman Kevin Holbrook said Tuesday police investigators are handling the threat report involving the dog owners, while Hall County Animal Control will handle the bite case involving the child.

Michelle Lane told the TV station she wants to make sure the dog has been updated on all of its vaccines, including its rabies shot.

This story will be updated.


© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
7:04PM ( 1 year ago )
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 1 year ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
House, Senate on collision course in highway debate
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to must-pass highway legislation. But House Republicans declared...
11:22PM ( 12 minutes ago )
White County detainee walks away from work detail
Numerous law enforcement agencies are working to help locate a White County detainee who walked away from a work detail at the White County Courthouse Monday afternoon.
By Dean Dyer
8:56PM ( 2 hours ago )
Authorities seize crystal meth worth nearly $33,000
Authorities made four arrests and seized 11.5 ounces of crystal methamphetamine in a four-agency drug trafficking investigation spanning two states.
7:02PM ( 4 hours ago )
Hall Co School Board approves construction at East Hall, looks at AP scores
The Hall County School Board approved a SPLOST IV request and talked Advanced Placement scores at their board meeting Monday night.
6:31PM ( 5 hours ago )
VIDEO: Man on the Street: Did last week's theater shooting change your opinion on going to the movies?
For this week's Man on the Street feature, WDUN's Russell Brown asked North Georgia residents if last week's Louisiana theater shooting would impact the way they go see movies.
4:33PM ( 7 hours ago )