On Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 3:49pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate an incident involving a dog bite in Mallard, Ia. Upon investigation, it was determined that a brown and white mixed breed dog, owned by Rebecca Leek of Mallard, Ia had gotten off it’s chain at 204 S. 6th Street and proceeded into the 500 block of Wilson St. where it subsequently jumped on and scratched Terrisa Dirks of Mallard, Ia. Dirks denied medical attention at the scene. Leek was cited and released with a court date for the charge of Dog at Large, a simple misdemeanor.
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