Resident will receive notice for potentially dangerous dog

Published 9:51 am Thursday, October 8, 2009

An Austin man will receive a potentially dangerous dog notice after his rottweiler hopped a fence and bit another dog Wednesday.

According to a police report, a 58-year-old woman was walking her black Labrador with her sister in front of 1909 19th Dr. N.E. at around 5:45 p.m.

The woman and her sister both were worried that a rottweiler in the yard at 1909 would jump the fence, so they turned around and walked the other way.

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The rottweiler then did jump the fence and attacked the woman’s black Lab, causing a puncture wound in its right front leg.

The woman was able to separate the dogs and a boy came out from the house to retrieve the rottweiler, according to the report.

The rottweiler belongs to Robert Wolfe, 28.

He will be notified that his dog is potentially dangerous, which means that if it attacks a person or pet again, it will be labeled dangerous.

Dangerous dogs are often taken from owners and put down per city ordinance, but people can own dangerous dogs if they meet a lengthy list of requirements.