A Rottweiler who bit a Kings Park jogger in January has been declared a dangerous dog by a judge and has ordered the dog’s owner to confine the dog to a kennel on the owner’s property.
The unidentified woman was jogging on St. Johnland Road when the dog escaped from the homeowner’s garage and ran out and bit her on her calf. Animal control was contacted and then came out and took the dog to the town’s animal shelter where the dog was held until the case went before a judge.
According to George Beatty of Smithtown Animal Control, a hearing was held before a judge on Feb. 11 to determine the dog's fate.
Beatty said the judge declared the Rottweiler dangerous and has required that the dog be confined to the owner’s premises and kept in a kennel. The dog must leashed and muzzled when walked and can be done so only by someone who is 21-years of age or older.
The 7-year-old dog, now back with its owners, must also be neutered and micro chipped. Beatty said the owners have already set up a kennel for the dog.
“If the dog is loose again, it must be seized and the case will go before a judge again,” said Beatty.
Beatty said there are no prior incidents regarding the dog.
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