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Oswego Man Charged with Cruel Treatment to Animals After Dog-Bite Attack on Child

CHARGED: MANNING, Shaun J., 46 YOA, 100 block Fox Chase Drive South

CHARGES: Cruel Treatment to Animals (Class A Misdemeanor), Failure to Quarantine, Dog Bite (Class A Misdemeanor), Violation of Owner Duties (Class C Misdemeanor)

An Oswego man was charged with violations of the Animal Control Act and Humane Care of Animals Act in regard to an incident involving a dog bite that occurred in November 2018.

On Thursday, November 22, 2018 at approximately 6:50 a.m., Oswego Police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Fox Chase Drive South for a report of a dog bite that had occurredthe previous day, Wednesday, November 21, 2018,at approximately 7:00 p.m. It was reported to police that a family member and a four-year old child the family member was caring for had entered the residence and the family dog, a black colored pit bull terrier, attacked and bit the child.

The child was taken to a hospital by the family member for severe injuries to his face. MANNING alleged he had released the dog from his residence after the incident and had not seen it since. Oswego Police have had several contacts with the residence since the incident and have not observed the dog in the area or any indication that the dog is at the residence. Police have not
received any reports of a loose dog matching the dog’s description.

On December 28, 2018, the Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office filed three misdemeanor charges against MANNING: abandoning an animal where it may become a public charge or may suffer injury, hunger or exposure, by releasing it to run free after it had bitten a person; failure to quarantine an animal after it had bitten a person; and failure to provide proof of inoculation.
MANNING has a court date pending of January 9, 2019.

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