Deputy bit by Rottweiler, forced to destroy dog
Submitted by Howard Owens on September 29, 2009 - 3:35pm
A Sheriff's Deputy was forced to destroy an aggressive Rottweiler this afternoon after the dog bit him on the hand.
Deputy Cory Mower responded to a report of an aggressive dog running at large in the area of 8300 block of Bank Street Road in the Town of Batavia.
When Mower located the dog and approached him, the dog attacked him, biting his left hand, according to Deputy Chief Gordon Dibble.
Mower was heard on the scanner during the incident telling dispatch, "I tried to make friends with him."
After animal control arrived on scene, Mower transported himself to UMMC, where he was treated and released.
The 1:30 p.m. call was the second complaint the Sheriff's Office received today of a Rottweiler running loose in that neighborhood. In the morning, a deputy searched the area
but did not find the dog. (The deputy did locate the dog, but was not able to capture it and it ran away. See comments below.)
The Rottweiler reportedly had current rabies tags, but the owner has not yet been identified and the incident remains under investigation.