Jacksonville | Animal control reports six bite cases in May
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The Jacksonville animal shelter reported six cases of animals biting humans during the month of May.
On May 10, Bailey Mallison, 113 Lexington Ave., told animal control officers that she had been bit.
“Mrs. Mallison tried to break up a dog fight between her dogs,” reported the city’s animal control office. “She got bit by her Mastiff on the right hand. The Mastiff was in quarantine for 10 days.”
On May 11, Joshua McFadden, 123 Jaxon St., told police that Mountain Feist dog caused a dog bite.
“The son of Mrs. Hill had his shirt stuck in the fence of 123 Jaxon,” according to the report. “When she tried to help her son, the dog at 123 Jaxon bit her on her right hand. The dog was quarantined for 10 days.”
On May 13, Victoria Acosta, a neighbor of 120 Wilson Ave., told animal control officers that a dog bit her.
“Mrs. Acosta was walking down the street,” according to the report. “She wanted to pet the dog at 120 Wilson. The dog bit her on the right finger. The dog was quarantined for 10 days.”
Utility worker Jack Mansfield told animal control officers that a husky mix at 107 Oxford Cove bit him on May 22.
“Mr. Mansfield was marking underground utilities in the front yard,” according to the report. “The dog at 107 Oxford Cove bit him on upper arm when he got too close to the fence. The dog was in quarantine for 10 days.”
On May 23, a terrier mix at 101 Minnesota bit Degan Moore.
“Mr. Ott was with his dog at the dogpark,” according to the report. “Dagan Moore was playing at the dog park without supervision. Degan was running and the dog jumped at him and bit him on the left leg. The dog was quarantined for 10 days.”
On May 30, a retriever mix caused a dog bite at 912 Trickey Lane.
“The dog was running loose in the front yard at 912 Trickey Lane. When Jacob Herbert was walking toward the school bus, he walked toward the owner of the dog to let him know that his dog was out. The dog bit him on the right arm. The dog was quarantined 10 days.”
Of the six bite cases, three animals had their rabies shot.
In addition, two animal owners had updated city tags.
None of the animals were designated as vicious.