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Published: Thursday, January 07, 2016 @ 12:40 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 07, 2016 @ 12:22 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 12:19 p.m. (Jan. 7)
A woman caring for her boyfriend’s dog has been ordered to appear in court after the 2-year-old pit bull named Sosa reportedly bit a neighbor and killed a cat.
Dayton police were in the area of Locust and Pioneer streets from 10:30 p.m. Wednesday until 3 a.m. Thursday responding to calls of a loose dog.
A 49-year-old man living on Locust Street reported to police he was leaving his front door when a brown pit bull emerged from the east side of his house and attacked him.
The man was taken to Grandview Hospital for a three-inch laceration on his buttocks, according to police.
Around the same time, a couple living on Pioneer Street reported a stray cat they care for was killed. They couple heard a ruckus and then reportedly saw the lifeless cat, named Gene Simmons, in the dog’s mouth, according to the police report.
Police later located Glennee Cole who said the dog belongs to her boyfriend but she keeps it at her home.
Cole was issued a citation for dog running at large and failing to license dog in a timely manner. She was also given a summons to appear in court for Sosa biting a person and failing to confine a dangerous dog.
The dog was also ordered into quarantine for 10 days.
UPDATE @ 12:50 a.m. (Jan. 7)
Police tell us the owner of the pit bull likely will be given a citation.
FIRST REPORT (Jan. 6)
Police cornered a pit bull dog we’re hearing has bitten one person and is being blamed in the killing of a cat.
Dayton officers are at an address on Pioneer Street, where they managed to keep the male, estimated to be about 65 pounds, in a yard. Other officers are going door to door, trying to determine if someone in the neighborhood owns the dog.
We’re hearing the victim bitten by the “very aggressive” brown and white pit bull has been taken to Grandview Medical Center, suffering from injuries not believed to be life threatening. We’re also hearing that officers on scene said the dog killed a cat.
An investigator with the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center was called, but was canceled after police located the dog’s owner.