The owner of the dog, Kenneth J. Devine (Ken Devine), 45, 588 Fenton St. No. D43, received three citations for a vicious dog ordinance violation, a loose dog and no license for the animal.
The girl was playing outside with her sister when a neighbor’s dog — a boxer — got loose and attacked the girls, Capt. Bill Wallner stated, before the owner was able to get the dog off of them.
Wallner simply described the wounds to the 9-year-old girl’s body as “substantial,” without going into much detail.
But the extent of the damage was uncommonly severe, he admitted.
“I’ve been here 26 years; I don’t know that I’ve seen another [unprovoked] dog bite attack with the injuries that were sustained here,” Wallner said. “... [They are] something that will probably be with that little girl for the rest of her life.”
(Ripon Press - March 29, 2017)