Smith Co. animal control officer bitten by great dane

Smith County Sheriff's Office:

LINDALE, (KYTX) – Today, during a routine call in the Lindale area, Smith County Animal Control Officer Juan Dockens was bitten in the face by a Great Dane. The dog was being surrendered by its owners.

Dockens was taken to a Tyler medical facility for assessment and treatment. His injuries are said to be moderate, located primarily around his chin and mouth, and required stitches. He is now at home recovering.

The animal has been quarantined and will be tested.


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