Summer is near and many people will be outdoors relaxing, exercising, and walking their dogs. But if you don TMt keep your dog on a leash it TMll cost you.
If a bite victim requires stitches, the dog is classified as dangerous and Animal Control takes possession of it, and it costs big bucks to get it back says Lee County Animal Control Officer Jackie Grigg.
I TMve classified probably four dogs as dangerous dogs and the people did not have the money to get it back and I did have to euthanize it because the owner wasn TMt responsible for keeping the animal in their yard, said Grigg.
Meanwhile, Grigg says if you TMre being chased by a dog, do not run away. You should stand still and don TMt look the dog in its eyes.