Dog Bites Bike Rider in Kiwanis Recreation Area – Police Need Your Help
Joe Steck – Mankato TImes
Mankato police officers are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a BLACK LABRADOR dog that bit a person riding a bike during the day Saturday (January 4) in Kiwanis Recreation Area, Highway 169.
The report was filed with public safety at 10:10 a.m., Monday (January 6).
Information is needed about the dog’s vaccinations.
The bike rider was in Kiwanis park when the unleashed dog started charging at him. The bike rider stopped and the dog started circling the rider before it bit him. Since the rider had on heavy clothing, he did not realize that his skin was broken until he arrived at home.
It is reported that the dog owner said “it is too bad that they allowed bike’s in the dog park.”
Although there are two dog park areas, the Kiwanis Recreation Area is for everyone. It contains trails, a canoe/kayak area, archery range, picnic area and restrooms.
It is important to remember that you have no idea how your dog will react to strangers. They may be kind and gentle around you, but you NEVER know how they will react to other people.
Dogs are to be leashed when not in the fenced in areas at the park. According to the City of Mankato, Dogs are required to be on a leash or chain when off of the owner’s property.
Anyone with information is asked to call Mankato police at 9-1-1 or 507–387–8780.