Dog bites under review at Park Ridge Animal Commission meeting
The Park Ridge Animal Commission will focus on two dog bite cases at its meeting on Monday.
The commission will meet in the second floor conference room in City Hall, 505 Butler Place, at 6 p.m. Monday, April 4. The public is invited to attend.
The first case involves a Great Dane biting another dog at the park on the 1500 block of S. Washington on March 9. The dog's owner took the victim dog to the park at 4:15 p.m. There were two Great Danes playing, and when his dog approached, one of the Great Danes attacked. While the owner was unable to pull the Great Dane away, his dog was able to escape. The dog suffered three bites, which required surgery.
The second case occurred on March 10 at 6:10 p.m. on the 2900 block of Virginia. The victim was walking past the dog owner and dog on the sidewalk when the animal lunged and grabbed at her. The dog did not bite the victim, but managed to bite and tear her jacket sleeve.
The commission will discuss the cases and decide if each animal is an "at-risk" or "dangerous" animal. During the meeting, the commission will also review Cook County's animal ordinance and the Animal Commission rules to determine if any changes or updates are necessary.