Man cited in two separate dog incidents - WKRN News 2

Man cited in two separate dog incidents

LEBANON, Tenn. -

Less than a month after being attacked by a dog in her neighborhood, a Lebanon woman said there's been another incident involving a dog owned by the same man.

On May 22, Jane Counts was walking her Boston Terrier in her sub division when a Great Pyrenees, weighing around 125 pounds, attacked her from behind.

Counts was bitten, scratched and mauled on both legs as well as under her arm.

"I was really fearing for my life. It was very, very vicious. So afraid I could not get off," she remembered.

The 50-year-old woman said she is still in pain and has terrible scars. It took more than 100 stitches to close all of her bite wounds.

Counts believes she could have suffered a worse fate if a motorist hadn't have come by when the attack took place.

"Yes, she was driving by and I grabbed my dog and jumped in the back of her car," she explained.

The Great Pyrenees was owned by Andy Poston, who lives nearby.

"I am very sorry about it. I apologized to Ms. Counts and we had our dog put down, and that was the end of it," Poston said.

Police stated that the dog was euthanized and Poston was cited for not having current rabies vaccinations.

He ultimately tested negative for rabies.

On Tuesday, Counts called Animal Control on Poston again.

She said she witnessed another one of his dogs, a chocolate lab, get loose and allegedly act aggressively toward another neighbor walking his dog.

"The man was walking his dog. He was very scared. He didn't know what to do," she said.

Poston told Nashville's News 2 that on Tuesday, their lab got loose.

"We had it in the garage ever since," he said. "She is about 15 years old and my son was right behind her up the street to get her."

Poston was cited into court once again for having a dog running at large.

Lebanon's police Chief Scott Bowen said that pet owners are ultimately responsible for their own pets.

"As an animal owner, you have to be responsible. It's not the animals fault. Ultimately it is up to you to make sure that your animal is under control," Bowen explained.

Counts is undergoing laser treatments for her scars

She said she amassed medical bills and lost time at work as an independent sales person.

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