Dog tased, quarantined after attacking owner; Burrillville woman & neighbor injured


BURRILLVILLE – Two people were transported to the hospital Wednesday morning, one with “significant,” injuries, after a dog attacked both a neighbor and its owner, according to Burrillville police.

Major Albert Carlow said that officers were called to 83 Hill Road around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept 22, along with members of the Harrisville Fire & Rescue service, for a reported dog bite complaint.

At the scene they found a German Shepherd attacking a female, later identified as the owner, and deployed a taser to subdue the animal.

The dog stopped biting the woman and ran into the house, and was eventually secured by the Animal Control Officer Kerry Courtemanche, according to Carlow.

The owner sustained minor injuries, but the neighbor’s wounds were significant, he said. Both were transported to the hospital.

Carlow said the nature of the attack is still under investigation, and the dog has been quarantined at the Burrillville Animal Shelter.

The attack comes just as another dog, owned by Robert Pierce, is slated for a viciousness hearing from a separate incident. That dog is also in quarantine at the shelter until Friday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m., when town officials will decide if the animal shall be declared vicious in municipal court at 1477 Victory Highway.

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