WATERLOO – City officials have cited the owner of a dog that bit two teens after escaping from its home on Tuesday.
The owner was cited for dog at large and dog causing injury, and the dog, a 9-month-old pit bull named “Remy,” is currently undergoing quarantine because he wasn’t up to date on his shots, said Officer Ryan Doland with Waterloo Animal Control.
He said authorities have never had a problem with Remy in the past, so the dog can be returned at the end of the quarantine period if the owner pays impound and quarantine fees. Remy will also receive shots before he is returned.
The attack happened at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area of West Sixth Street and Bertch Avenue. Bailey Jones, 13, and a 13-year-old boy suffered minor injuries, according to Waterloo police. Jones was taken to the hospital for a bite that broke sink, and the boy’s injury didn’t involve broken skin, Doland said.
Remy lives around the corner from the scene. He had been at home and somehow escaped when the residents weren’t home, Doland said. He said the family has two other dogs that didn’t escape.