According to an article on ajc.com, a 6-year-old boy from Smyrna was allegedly bitten by a Boston terrier named Max at an Atlanta restaurant, but the dog’s owner cannot be found after slipping out of the restaurant.
The incident occurred on the patio of the Steamhouse Lounge on Sunday afternoon. The boy, Carter Dexter, reported that as he was on his way to go look at the fish, he tripped over the dog’s leash and the dog bit him. A waitress reported seeing the attack.
After the incident, the boy’s parents rushed him to the hospital for treatment. It was during the confusion that the owner of the dog, a female in her twenties, and the man and woman with whom she was dining left the restaurant. A witness reported that the owner of the dog was on the phone telling someone that the dog had just “bit a kid” and she didn’t know what to do.
The restaurant cannot track down the dog owner and her companions with credit card receipts because they paid in cash.
Because the family of the boy does not have information on the dog’s vaccination history, the boy is forced to undergo rabies shots.
Anyone with information is asked to call Fulton County Animal Control at 404-613-0358.
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