Update - 9/13/13
A Bloomington resident has been issued a City of Bloomington Ordinance Violation for two counts of Failure to Register Dogs (chapter 8, section 85) and two counts of Permitting a Dog to Run at Large (chapter 8, section 81). The fines associated with the Ordinance Violation total $700.00.
On Monday, September 9, 2013, in the early morning hours, the Bloomington Police Department responded to the City's east side regarding two dog bite incidents. The incidents occurred in the 2000 block of General Electric Road and at the intersection of Eagle Creek Drive and Moss Creek Road. Two people received injuries as a result of the dog attacks. One victim was transported to an area hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. The investigation into the incidents is ongoing. The dogs involved, described as a Pit Bull type and a Beagle Mix, have been taken into custody by McLean County Animal Control.
Thanks to the public's help the owner of both dogs has been identified. The dogs will continue to be held at McLean County Animal Control until the investigation into the incidents is completed. While at McLean County Animal Control, the Pit Bull type dog will be quarantined for a 10 day observation period as required by state law.
Below are photographs of the dogs involved in the incidents. Anyone with information is asked to contact BPD Officer J. Hall at (309) 434-2576.
If you locate a stray dog or cat contact the Bloomington Police Department at (309) 820-8888.
McLean County Animal Control can be contacted at (309) 888-5060 between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday or through their website.
Tips to follow if confronted by an aggressive dog (these tips may not prevent a dog from attacking):
- Do not run.
- Remain motionless and avoid eye contact with the dog.
- Once the dog loses interest in you, slowly back away.
- If the dog does attack, use something (coat, bicycle, etc.) to put between yourself and the dog.
- If you are knocked to the ground, curl into a ball with your hands over your ears and protect your face, throat, and chest.
- If an attack occurs call 911.
Click on the link for information on the City of Bloomington's Dangerous and Vicious Dogs Ordinance.