Newly adopted dog bites Gresham toddler

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by KGW Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on July 27, 2010 at 2:11 PM

GRESHAM, Ore. -- A Gresham man has concerns about the Oregon Humane Society after a dog he had just adopted attacked his two-year-old daughter.

Gerald Borton adopted a golden retriever-labrador mix over the weekend and on Monday morning, the dog bit his daughter, which forced her to get more than a dozen stitches.

After the attack, Borton questioned the OHS about how the dog was evaluated before it was adopted out.

“I don't want to see another family have a two-year-old girl with 13 staples in her head," he told KGW.

Borton said he plans to return the dog to the shelter Tuesday. OHS officials said they will re-evaluate it before deciding whether to adopt the dog out again.

"We've heard a lot of conflicting information about this circumstance… We just want people to be bonded with their new canine companion. If it’s not working out, bring it back," said OHS Executive Director Sharon Harmon.

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