Child in hospital after Cedar Park dog bites

Austin

Cedar Park (KXAN) — A 10-year old boy remains in Dell Children’s Hospital after being bitten by a dog while playing catch with a neighborhood friend. The Cedar Park police department confirms they wrote a ‘bite report’ after neighbors had to pull a dog away from a child after biting.

On November 28th, the family of a 10-year old called police just after 5 pm. The child was playing football with a friend according to his father Lincoln LeMere.

According to LeMere and neighbors, a boxer-terrier mix escaped its owner while she was walking to the mailbox. Cedar Park Police and Animal Control showed up.

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A police spokeswoman says the dog has no prior history with them and the dog was determined not malicious at the time. Police directed the owner to take the dog into quarantine. The owner took the dog for a veterinarian inspection the next morning. A veterinarian was not available after 5 pm when the call came in. 

According to police, they can only remove a dog from its owner in very rare situations where the public is in danger.

The dog is currently in a 10-day quarantine period where Cedar Park Animal Control will determine if it is a threat to the community or able to be returned to its owner.

The LeMere family believes the dog should be put down and should have been taken away the day of the incident. 

KXAN called and knocked on the door of the dog owner looking for a comment. The dog owner has not yet responded. 

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