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Dogs Attack Man In Las Cruces

Animal Control officers have identified the owner of the Newfoundland dogs that attacked and bit a man Tuesday morning near a Las Cruces elementary school, according to Las Cruces Police officials.

The owner, Trisha Wright, 45, was issued four citations for violating the city’s restraint ordinance.

Police say Wright was cooperative and voluntarily allowed one of her dogs, the one identified as biting the man, to be placed on 10-day quarantine. If the dog shows no signs of rabies during the quarantine it will be returned to Wright.

At around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, a 33-year-old contractor was working on the campus of University Hills Elementary School, at 2005 Locust St., when three adult Newfoundland dogs approached and bit him, according to police. The man was bitten several times but the injuries were minor.

According to Animal Control officers, a woman was walking the dogs, unleashed, inside the school grounds at the time of the attack.

The victim told Animal Control officers that the woman had another dog, possibly a dog of mixed-breed, with her at the time but that pet did not bite him.

Animal Control officers have confirmed all of the dogs are current on their vaccinations.

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