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Dog Attack Leaves Small Dog Dead and One Child With a Bite

A pit bull owner’s was cited for having his dog at large and unattended after the dog attacked and killed a neighbor’s dog as well as injuring one child.

Julie Ketter’s 11-year-old daughter was walking the family’s bison-frise poodle mix on Sunday, July 29th. As they group walked down the 600 block of North Biermann Avenue in Villa Park. About 11:23 a.m. the daughter stopped at the house of a friend. The two girls and an 8-year-old boy were playing with the dog when the neighbor’s dog began barking at the group.

Suddenly, the pit bull jumped the fence and ran for the smaller dog. The pit bull grabbed the little dog and shook it like a chew toy according to the bison-frise poodle’s owner. While two of the three children were able to get away from the pit bull, the friend suffered a dog bite to her hand and scratches to her legs as she tried to prevent the attack.

The owner of the pit bull, Oscar Munoz, was cited for having a dog-at-large, having no valid village dog tag, no proof of rabies inoculation, and harboring a large dog and allowing it to attack a person and/ animal. Munoz is able to keep the dog. Ketter reports that her daughter has nightmares now  after watching her pet died from the actions of the other dog.

An attack by a dog can leave behind physical and emotional scars. If you or someone you know has been injured after an attack from an animal, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 to explore your legal rights.