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Dog declared dangerous after bite


A dog was declared “potentially dangerous” by the Grand Coulee City Council last week.

The midsize beagle/Labrador mix belongs to Preston Guin, who resides on Young Street. The dog bit a woman June 21 while she was walking down Main Street.

Guin received notice from the city late the week before. The “potentially dangerous” declaration by the council July 18 triggers a number of steps that have to be taken. Namely, an enclosed pen with a sign “dangerous dog” on it is required, along with liability insurance in order to meet the city’s ordinance.

Shirley Heberling was contacted by police at Coulee Medical Center while being treated after the attack. Her leg had a number of puncture wounds, the police report stated. She told police that the dog came running at her and bit her.

The dog, named “Scoot/Oreo,” was accompanied by Guin’s 6-year-old son and was not on a leash at the time of the incident.

The police report noted that Guin was cited for having a dog at large, and that he paid the $66 fine.

When confronted with the dog bite incident, Guin was cooperative and offered that his dog had bit someone and he “didn’t know what to do,” police reported. He told officers that the black-and-white dog had become aggressive recently. He advised that the dog was up to date on its rabies shot.

Guin was also advised to get his dog licensed.


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