Woman bit in face by dog at Home Depot

Authorities have reported that two women were trying to socialize their dog by having it interact with other people and animals. They asked the victim to give their dog a treat, which the customer accepted and did so. It was at this point that the dog bit the customer in the face, leaving them with severe injuries that require facial surgery.

Jennifer Dow, the Jefferson County Animal Control Supervisor, told Denver ABC affiliate KMGH-TV that the dog “sat nicely, took the treat gently from her and then all of a sudden lunged at her face.”

While the Home Depot employees were helping the victim, the two dog owners took their pet and left without giving any contact information. The authorities were able to identify them on Thursday.

They pointed out that the owners are responsible for the actions of their pets and that in the event of a dog bite, the dog will be quarantined at their home for 10 days to make sure the dog is not carrying rabies. However, Dow said that the dog owners are now claiming that the victim was not bitten, but was headbutted by the animal instead. They are still waiting for more reports from the doctor’s office to confirm this.