A Saginaw city worker was attacked and bitten by a dog on Oakwood near Webber on the city’s East Side today and taken to a hospital for treatment, according to an official. Saginaw police officers responded to a house at 2004 Oakwood along with Saginaw County Animal Control officers and MMR about 11 a.m., according to Saginaw County 911.
The city water department employee was attacked while working on the 2000 block of Oakwood, according to a preliminary report received by Saginaw Employee Services Director Dennis Jordan.
Jordan said he could not confirm any further details about the incident and declined to release the worker’s name.
Saginaw County Animal Control Director Kevin Wilken said he believes three dogs were involved in the incident, though he could not confirm if one or more actually bit the city worker. Wilken said animal control officers were called out to the property around 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, and are currently headed back to the Saginaw County Animal Care Center. He said he was uncertain whether one or more dogs were taken from the property.
Wilken proposed a new “dangerous dog” policy on Wednesday, March 20, and with a narrow 4-3 majority, the Saginaw County Animal Control advisory board decided to recommend the county adopt the new policy.
The document details four reasons for a dangerous dog investigation to be triggered and lists six criteria to be weighed by animal control staff when deciding whether or not to pursue a dangerous dog complaint under the state law.