A young boy was taken to the hospital after being bitten by a chained dog on North Elm Street yesterday afternoon, with the animal’s owner cited into court.
Hopkinsville Police were called to 134 North Elm around 1:30 after an eight month old Bull Mastiff that was chained to a tree bit a 10-year old boy who was trying to pet him.
The boy’s mother took him to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. The dog’s owner, 27-year old Sheena Hotson of Hopkinsville, asked for Animal Control to take possession of the dog because she didn’t believe she would be able to control it once it is fully grown. Ms. Hotson reportedly said the dog had bitten her niece a short time ago.
Ms. Hotson was cited into court for harboring a vicious animal charges and for failing to license the dog. She said she couldn’t provide records of shots because she administered them herself.