A woman who originally claimed to have been bitten by a dog in Shorewood now admits she lied to protect the dog she was walking from being put down.
The incident occurred in Milwaukee on June 14, 2012 at E. Locust and N. Shepard Ave. at 4:30 p.m. when the woman, who is a professional dog walker, was walking a dog which became startled and turned and bit the woman in the face. The woman, 31, originally told medical personnel at the hospital where she sought treatment that she was bitten by “a black dog with a white chest” in the area of N. Oakland and E. Olive St. in Shorewood. There were various media reports that police were seeking a black and white dog.
Shorewood Police uncovered the truth during their investigation and have referred the case to the Milwaukee Police Department for follow-up. MPD will refer the matter to the Milwaukee Health Department and will assume the investigation.