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.