Dog bite family wants dog kept in quarantine

Jack Russell terrier accused of biting 1-year-old girl. (Photo/Teresa Hall)
Jack Russell terrier accused of biting 1-year-old girl. (Photo/Teresa Hall)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The family of a little girl bit by a dog is responding to the dog owner’s fight to get the dog back.

The family says in a letter through their attorney that they were on vacation at a Brookville campground when their 1-year-old daughter was bit on the face by a Jack Russell terrier.

The dog’s owner relinquished rights to the dog and turned it over to the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center.

The owner, Teresa Hall, picketed Wednesday to get the dog back, saying she was misled about the severity of the bite to the girl.

The family of the child says in the letter that the dog was running loose around the campground at the time their daughter suffered a bite to the nose.

They say the dog has a history of becoming aggressive. They say campground staff told police the dog bit another child in the past and also attacked another dog. The letter also states that Hall also admitted this was not the first time the dog bit someone.

The family says in their statement through an attorney:

“The dog is clearly dangerous and capable of attacking children without provocation. The family of the victim hopes the dog remains quarantined and trusts that the MCARC has the best interests of the public in mind when it determines an appropriate disposition for the dog.”

The dog remains at the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center pending a resolution.

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