By Nick Gardiner, The Recorder & Times
Brockville Police are attempting to identify the owner of a boxer dog that bit and scratched a nine-year-old boy at the off-leash dog park near the Centennial Youth Arena.
Sgt. Al Ranger said police received a complaint Friday morning about an incident involving the dog which left the youngster with broken skin.
"The young lad is fine, other than being a little scratched up," said Ranger.
He said police are investigating but have not pieced together the details for release to the media.
On the other hand, he wanted people to be aware of the incident and stressed it involved a boxer and not a breed of pitbull.
"We are working with (Brockville) animal control in an attempt to identify the dog owner," said Ranger.
The Recorder and Times received a call late Friday morning from an upset woman named Dorothy who identified herself as the grandmother of the young victim.
She said the boy was being taken to their family physician for whatever treatment might be necessary to close the wound.
Dorothy said they were walking her dog at the park and her grandson was not doing anything to provoke the boxer, which attacked for no reason.
"The off-leash dog park is a good idea, but it's not for aggressive dogs."
She could not be reached later during the day for an update on the boy's condition.