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Woman bitten by dog in Shreveport neighborhood, owner cited

An officer with Caddo Animal Services talks to the dog owner. An officer with Caddo Animal Services talks to the dog owner.

Story by Katrina Webber

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The owner of a dog that allegedly attacked a woman in a west Shreveport neighborhood Friday morning has been cited by Caddo Parish Animal Services.

The victim, Sheretica Moore, told KSLA News 12 she was walking with a friend in the 8100 block of Best Street around 9:30 a. m. when she suddenly noticed a dog bounding toward them.

"The dog was on the other end of the street, just charging real fast and I just stopped," Moore said.  "(The owner) said he wasn't gonna bite me and he came up and bit me anyway."

Moore suffered a puncture wound to her calf.  She said she thought she'd need stitches and planned to seek treatment on her own at a local hospital.

The same dog, Moore said, regularly wanders the neighborhood without a leash and frightens children and adults.  Animal Services officers at the scene could not confirm this.  However, they take the dog into custody, which is routine after any bite.  The officers also cited the dog owner for endangerment to an animal and allowing the dog to roam free without a leash.

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