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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Report: Neighbor lost part of finger in Dak Prescott dog bite incident

Dak Prescott

A neighbor lost part of her finger due to a bite from one of Dak Prescott’s dogs, according to court documents.

One of Prescott’s two pitbulls was seized by police in Frisco, Texas on Feb. 25 after an incident in the neighborhood. According to police, Prescott’s dogs escaped the Dallas Cowboys quarterback’s house while he was not home. The dogs then apparently broke down a neighbor’s fence and began fighting with the neighbor’s dogs. When the neighbor, a woman, tried to intervene, she says she was bitten by one of the dogs and lost part of her right ring finger.

“They’ve broken down my fence and they’re in the backyard. They bit off my finger,” the woman said in a 911 call.

A court document says the woman will undergo two weeks of treatment. The document also notes that animal services had twice previously warned the Prescott household about the dogs escaping and being loose in the neighborhood.

The dog that allegedly bit the neighbor was put into a 10-day quarantine at the Collin County Animal Shelter. There will be a hearing on March 20 to determine whether the dog is “dangerous.”

The Texas Health and Safety Code Sec. 822.041 defines a “dangerous dog” as a dog that:

(A) makes an unprovoked attack on a person that causes bodily injury and occurs in a place other than an enclosure in which the dog was being kept and that was reasonably certain to prevent the dog from leaving the enclosure on its own; or (B) commits unprovoked acts in a place other than an enclosure in which the dog was being kept and that was reasonably certain to prevent the dog from leaving the enclosure on its own and those acts cause a person to reasonably believe that the dog will attack and cause bodily injury to that person.

The dog could be put down depending on the outcome of the hearing.



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