Owner of dog that bit child at triathlon turns animal in

9:54 AM, Aug 22, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - A woman has turned her dog in to Minneapolis Animal Care and Control after the animal reportedly bit a child during Sunday's YWCA Women's Triathlon.

The parents of 7-year-old Riley Gallagher say the owner came forward with the dog, and information that the dog has been vaccinated for rabies. It still remains under quarantine, which is standard procedure.

Riley's parents are now moving to stop rabies treatment on their son.

The Gallagher's were attending Sunday's triathlon when Riley began waving a sign, which his family believes may have agitated the dog. The animal ran up and bit the boy leaving four puncture wounds in his skin, but the owner ran off before they could get any information about the dog or her contact information. With no knowledge that the dog had been vaccinated Riley's parents had no choice but to start taking him to the doctor every three days for rabies shots.

"I want them to come forward and give us some documentation that says our dog has been vaccinated," Shawn Gallagher told KARE 11's Boua Xiong Wednesday, "so your son won't have to get any more shots."

 

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