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March 7, 2016 - 3:08pm

Multiple injuries from dog bites reported in area of State Street and Hutchins Place in the city

posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news.

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An unidentified friend of the dog owner is holding onto the dog who is said to have bitten two people a short time ago.

Mercy medics are told to stage in the area of State Street and Hutchins Place for a victim or victims with multiple dog bite injuries. Law enforcement is responding.

UPDATE 3:26 p.m.: A German shepherd allegedly got loose and bit two people. The wounds are described as superficicial, but one person was transported to UMMC for evaluation. The dog owner was not home at the time of the incident, said Batavia Police Sgt. Chris Camp. The incident is under investigation. A friend of the dog owner, pictured, said the canine is about 2 years old.

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Hope the dog does not have to be put down.

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James, the dog is lucky the person it was biting wasn't carrying a sidearm.

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I wonder what the people who got bit did to the dog to make it attack them. Most dogs don't seek people out to attack unless they feel threatened or harmed in some way. If you go to tease or hurt a dog in any way then you deserve to get bit.

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Really ? So dogs don't bite unless they are provoked? That is false If the dog bit 2 people that were minding their own business it should be put down. If it were me they were biting I would have put it down on the spot. More people need to carry.

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The dog is probably racist.

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I'd be interested in knowing where - on whose property - all of this happened. If the people were on the dog owner's property, well, then I think the dog was just doing his job. If it was OFF the dog owner's property, then the dog owner needs to learn that he/she must keep their dog under their control and "to HOME", as my father would say. Bottom line, none of this is the dog's fault. It's either the dog owner's fault, or the (if they were) tresspassers' fault.

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I know first hand what it is liked to be attacked by a dog. I was running on the opposite side of the road and the dog was on a lease. 5 weeks with a fixator and casts, 4 months of OT, 5+ years of constant pain and limits on movements, and this is with a Deputy at the house while this happened. Several court dates, lawsuits etc.. This dog needs to be put down and the owners held responsible for their and the dogs actions. Dogs can attack without be provoked. If you think anything different then shame on you. I hope that no one ever gets bite it is extremely painful and will forever change your life, the pain, PTSD, limits, etc.

I have used a firearm under duress, It is not easy to focus on the threat when you have multiple items to focus on such as what is beyond the threat, a threat that is constantly moving etc.

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Never trust a rental dog. They're too unpredictable!

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I would like to know the who, what ,when, where, and why of the entire incident? I would bet my bottom dollar that dog was teased! The photo tells me that the dog was leashed? And,, why didn!t the dog attack the neighbor who was handling it? i wonder if the People
' who got bit would throw rocks at a Hornets nest, or try to pick up a Rattlesnake?? What goes around,, comes around!!!

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Why do people keep blaming the victim? Craziness. It says the dog "ran down the street and bit another person." So I guess that person looked at the dog funny from down the road. I hate to break it to you but some dogs just BITE. I was walking my dog a few years ago and a rottie ran out from behind a person house and bit my dog in the back. Guess he provoked the other dog by breathing. Ridiculous.

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I love this place... lisa, the people who got bit were wearing provocative clothing, the dog was turned on by it and attacked, you know where i'm going with this? I hope it doesn't happen to you.

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Perhaps Billie Owens should include an update to this article. I'm sorry that someone was bit causing superficial wounds, but Judge Durin B Rogers has made a hasty decision to euthanize Lily. Lily was chained night and day by her irresponsible owners. They are who should be responsible and punished. Lily has been boarded at the Shelter awaiting the Judge's decision. She will be euthanized on Aug 18th. Now I know some of you are saying 'Good', but let me give you a bit more background. Since Lily has been boarded at the shelter, it's been recognized by all volunteers how smart and gentle she is. It's amazing what a little bit of love and attention can do for the soul, along with freedom. So much so, that TheKramerFoundation has agreed to place her in their training program. The Kramer Foundation accepts “unadoptable” shelter dogs, and trains them to be police K9’s, scent detection dogs, Search and Rescue dogs, and PTSD support dogs for veterans. The Kramer Foundation website Thekramerfoundation.org can show you the great work they do and I urge you to check it out. To date they have fostered 930 dogs and have a 100% success rate in rehabilitation of dogs with behavior problems. I'm ashamed, angry, and disheartened to know that Judge Durin B Rogers is in the position (a paid judicial position by the taxpayers) to turn an incident into a positive situation has chosen not to. He has the opportunity to help Veterans, who fought for your freedom to have this open dialogue, to help perhaps save your children or family member from a terrorist attack (and yes it can happen even in Batavia), to help sniff out a bomb, or to support Police Officers on a daily basis has chosen to ignore this service. That's disgraceful and unfortunately what our Country is moving towards. However, if you'd like to weigh in on this choice and contact Judge Durin B Rogers in support of thekramerfoundation's services, please send an email to the following: dur[email protected] and [email protected]. It seems like such a waste that a smart, energetic, and unlucky animal should be put down instead of being trained to be a service dog at no cost to taxpayers and with full liability transferred to Kramer. Again, the cost we are incurring is the judicial salary. Thank You and have a great night/day!

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