Police Seek “Dangerous Dog” and Owner


Animal Control Officers are seeking the whereabouts of Diana Stein, 51 and her Rottweiler that was involved in a dog attack in the Town of Herndon last weekend. Following an investigation, officers obtained several charges against the dog’s owner, who has apparently left the area.

Officers responded to a report of an animal running at large and dog attack in the 100 block of Laurel Way in Herndon around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 9.

The Rottweiler reportedly charged a Border Collie that was being walked near the apartment. The dogs were eventually separated by witnesses. The collie required veterinary attention as he sustained multiple bite wounds. The Rottweiler’s owner was also bitten and sustained several wounds. The Rottweiler had been involved in previous attacks and had been deemed a “dangerous dog” by the judicial system. Rules and protocols surrounding dangerous dogs are stringent.

Due to the nature of the bites, the law requires that the dog needs to be quarantined. If the dog is not located, anyone suffering a human bite may need to go through the rabies post exposure series of shots. Rabies is a deadly disease.

Officers have made several attempts to contact Ms. Stein but are unable to locate her and ask for the public’s help in locating her.

Warrants against Stein include: vicious dog, failure to notify a dangerous dog being loose and attacking another dog, and obstructing justice.

More information on dangerous and vicious dog violations and definitions can be found at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/animal/dangerous-vicous-dogs.htm.

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