Owner of 2 dogs that attacked girl in Dundalk faces $3,600 in fines

No criminal charges issued

March 16, 2011|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

The owner of two American bulldogs that attacked a 7-year-old girl last weekend was issued $3,600 in citations Wednesday by Baltimore County Animal Control officials.

Owner Tina Baker will not be criminally charged, police spokesman Lt. Robert McCullough said, but Baker faces multiple fines, including $1,000 dangerous animal, $500 menacing animal, $50 wearing of license tags, $200 license required and $50 animal at large violations for each of the two dogs. She has less than a week to pay the fines or appeal the charges, McCullough said.

Police said the two dogs escaped from Baker's fenced in yard and attacked the girl who had been riding her bike in the 700 block of Villager Circle in Dundalk. She was taken to a Johns Hopkins Hospital for serious injuries after the incident, and will need several surgeries to recover from her injuries, a police spokesman said.

The dogs were put down Monday at the request of their owner.

jkanderson@baltsun.com

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