Scottsbluff woman recovering from severe dog bite, owner cited

A Scottsbluff woman who suffered a severe dog bite while running near the Fairview Cemetery is recovering at her home after surgery to address her injuries.

44 year old Holly Frank received serious lacerations to her arm from the bite by a Great Dane Friday afternoon in the alley south of the cemetery. Scottsbluff Police Captain Brian Wasson says once the dog knocked Frank down it returned to the owner's yard without continuing the attack.

Wasson says 28 year old Jennifer Gregory, who has two other Great Danes, had the animals inside but the dog was able to escape from an unsecure door. The Police investigation revealed a previous incident with the dog and Gregory has been cited for a leash law violation.

Animal Control Officer Jim Bornschlegl says Police are asking the city prosecutor to deem the animal dangerous, which would require Gregory to keep the dog in an enclosed yard and muzzled when off the property with a short chain.

Wasson says the dog is being confined to the home for ten days to check for diseases, but all the owner's dogs were current in their vaccinations. Bornschlegl says Gregory has already constructed a fence to totally enclose the yard. Wasson encourages all pet owners to obey city ordinances regarding their animals to protect themselves and others.

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