Chatham man charged after dog attack

A 29-year-old Chatham resident is facing multiple charges after his dog attacked a man on January 3rd

As previously released, the incident took place in the area of Sandys St and McNaughton Ave in Chatham at around 2:30 p.m. The dog allegedly ran across McNaughton Ave and attempted to go after a dog being walked. The dog owner, a 64-year-old Chatham man, attempted to save his dog from being attacked and in result the man received serious injuries to his left hand.

The injuries required surgery which was completed on Wednesday January 9th. He continues to recover from his injuries.

Also, the victim’s dog, a 9-year-old Shih Tzu mix received a bite wound to one of its legs. The dog has been seen by a veterinarian and is recovering well.

A 29-year-old Chatham man has been charged with the following charges:

Under the Dog Owners’ Liability Act

Being the owner of a dog that did not exercise reasonable precautions to prevent the dog from biting a person contrary to Section 5.1 (a)

Being the owner of a dog that did not exercise reasonable precautions to prevent the dog from biting a domestic animal contrary to Section 5.1 (a)

Being the owner of a dog that did not exercise reasonable precautions to prevent the dog from behaving in a manner that poses a menace to the safety of domestic animal contrary to Section 5.1 (b)

Being the owner of a dog that permitted the animal to be at large contrary to section 7.3 of Chatham-Kent’s Responsible Animal Ownership By-Law

He has a future court date of March 6th.

The dog remains in the care of PAW Pet and Wildlife Rescue. 

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