WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) – The city of Wausau has impounded a pit bull that bit a police officer last week.
The dog’s owner, Elizabeth Eversole, turned the animal over to the Marathon County Humane Society on Saturday. She has until Friday to ask for a trial to contest the impoundment.
Eversole can get the dog back if a municipal judge finds that she didn’t break any city ordinances regulating dangerous animals. Otherwise, the judge can order the dog destroyed or set restrictions on how Eversole can keep it on her property.
Eversole has also been summoned into municipal court March 19th to face charges of owning a vicious and dangerous animal. If convicted, she faces a $114 forfeiture.
The dog bit Officer Jon Kindlarski as he was responding to a call of two women fighting on Prospect Avenue early February 15. The bite didn’t pierce Kindlarski’s skin because he was wearing a thick jacket but did cause blood blusters.
Kindlarski managed to get free and shot the dog once after the animal continued to growl at him.