A labradoodle dog has been deemed vicious after allegedly biting a Portsmouth jogger in the leg this past September.
Portsmouth police say a 27-year-old Portsmouth woman was jogging along Islington Avenue when a labradoodle ran out and bit her on the leg.
The injury caused a larceration on the leg. The victim was medically treated for the injury.
Under state law, a vicious dog hearing was held this past Friday at Town Hall. Officials at the hearing determined the dog to be vicious.
The owner, Paul McKenna, must now comply with the following requirements under the state's vicious dog law:
- The dog must be tattooed or micro-chipped for tracking purposes;
- Install a notification sign of dog on property;
- Notify police if the dog is loose;
- Keep the dog on leash or muzzle when off property;
- Keep the dog on leash or in an enclosed space when on property;
- Notify police in both former and new town of any change of address;
- And, under law, cannot sell or give the dog away.
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