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Two hospitalized for dog bites at Cleveland city kennel; dog euthanized

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Posted at 3:10 PM, Dec 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 15:10:08-05

CLEVELAND — Two people were taken to the hospital after a dog bit them on their hands at the Cleveland city kennel Thursday morning, police confirmed.

At about 11:35 a.m., officers and EMS responded to the kennel at 9203 Detroit Avenue for an animal incident, according to Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia, a Cleveland police spokeswoman.

A volunteer was bitten on the hand by a dog being housed at the kennel, police said. The volunteer sustained minor injuries.

A kennel staff member intervened and was also bitten. He sustained a serious injury to his hand, police said.

The volunteer and staff member were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment.

The dog was euthanized on site, police said.

The kennel is closed due to the ongoing investigation and to be cleaned.