Macon police had to deal with at least three unrelated incidents in which residents, including two children, were attacked by dogs this past weekend.
In one incident, a 7-year-old boy was riding his bicycle Saturday evening on Walnut Street when a dog that was tied to a nearby fence got loose and bit the boy in the leg, according to a police report. The boy went home and his mother gave him pain medicine, but by the next day, the leg had swollen and the boy went to the hospital.
Animal Control officers told the dog’s owner that he would need to quarantine the dog inside his house for 10 days. No charges have been filed.
In the second incident, a 5-year-old girl was bitten while playing with a pitbull Sunday at a residence on Randall Road, according to a police report. The girl was taken to the hospital for treatment. No charges have been filed in the incident.
Also, a 44-year-old man received several bite wounds from a stray dog while walking Sunday evening at the corner of Second Street and Edgewood Avenue, police said. The man went to the hospital after receiving bite wounds to his left elbow and right forearm. The wounds aren’t considered serious.
Police were unable to find the dog.