Elderly Man Attacked by 3 Dogs, LIVINGSTON, December 4, 2009 - On November 28, 2009 the report of a dog attack drew the attention of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.Sergeant Perry Alexander was dispatched to the intersection of Lazy Hollow Lane and Pine Ridge Dr. where an elderly man was purportedly being mauled by three dogs. When Alexander arrived he found the man who had been attacked by two Boxers and a mix breed. The victim (Henry Pressley) was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital for medical care. The owner of the dogs advised he had just released the dogs from their pens, and had stepped inside his residence for a moment. The dogs left their yard and attacked Pressley as he walked down the road. All three animals were transported to a local veterinarian clinic to be quarantined for ten days which is required by law. The Sheriff’s Office has begun the process of filing the dangerous animal statute on dog owner Steve Boney. The animals will not be released back to the owner until the requirements listed in the Health and Safety Code are met which are:
1. Animals must be registered with the local County or Municipal Animal Control as dangerous animals.
2. Animals must be restrained at all times by a leash while with owner or in a secure enclosure (Fenced area or structure, locked, capable of preventing entry to the public and children, capable of prevented escape or release and clearly marked).
3. Owner must obtain liability insurance coverage in the amount of at least $100,000.00 to cover damages resulting from an attack by a dangerous dog.
4. Comply with all Municipal or County regulations, requirements and or restrictions on dangerous animals.
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