A city woman whose pit bull repeatedly bit a 13-year-old boy last month was arraigned on a misdemeanor dangerous dog charge, according to court papers and a city attorney.
The child needed 30 staples to close the wounds from the tan-and-white male pit bull named Dakota.
Ann Conger of Mason Street pleaded not guilty Wednesday in City Court to unlawful behavior of a dog along with violations for not keeping the dog on a leash or having it licensed, the court document indicates.
The attack in the driveway of a Lenox Road home comes at a time when the city has trained youngsters going door to door in an effort to get more city pet owners to comply with a state law that requires dogs to be licensed and vaccinated for rabies. Owners whose dogs don’t have a license will have 21 days to get one.
The court document indicates the teen victim was “peaceably conducting himself in a lawful manner” around 10 p.m. June 26 when the pit bull repeatedly bit him in the outer left leg, the outer right thigh and the right buttocks. He was treated at Ellis Hospital and is expected to recover.
The dog was caught by the city animal control and is being held at the city animal shelter.
Conger, who is free on bail, is due back in court later this month, city attorney Carl Falotico said.