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Summit County Sheriff's Office

Posted on: September 20, 2018

Dog Bite on Peaks Trail Near Breckenridge

On September 14, 2018 at approximately 6 p.m. Summit County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Summit County Animal Control Officers responded to a report of a woman seriously bitten by a leashed dog on the Peaks Trail in unincorporated Summit County.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Date:  September 20, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov


DOG BITE ON PEAKS TRAIL NEAR BRECKENRIDGE


    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On September 14, 2018 at approximately 6 p.m. Summit County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Summit County Animal Control Officers responded to a report of a woman seriously bitten by a leashed dog on the Peaks Trail in unincorporated Summit County near Breckenridge. 


The woman who was walking the dog passed the victim on the trail. The dog, an Anatolian Shepherd, attacked the victim from behind, biting her right tricep and shaking her to the ground. The woman walking the dog said that she was pet sitting the dog. She attempted to call the owner but was unsuccessful at reaching him. She then left the scene saying that she was taking the dog to the car and would immediately return, however she did not return. The victim was transported by ambulance to Summit Medical Center where she received treatment. 


On September 17, 2018 the owner of the dog contacted Summit County Animal Control. He stated that his girlfriend was taking care of his dog and handled the incident poorly. The owner was summonsed to court for Failure to Prevent Hazard. 


Animal Control Director, Lesley Hall confirmed, “The dog’s owner had scheduled the euthanasia of the dog after being made aware of the attack. Tissue samples from the dog will be sent to the state laboratory and tested for rabies.”

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