On February 1, Pittsboro Town Commissioner Clinton Bryan was cited with violation of a North Carolina law requiring dogs that have bitten someone to be under quarantine for 10 days, according to authorities.


Bryan’s dog, a 5-pound Yorkshire terrier named Gidget, bit and caused personal injuries to a technician at Jordan Lake Animal Hospital on January 24. Authorities said the dog was quarantined because it wasn’t up to date on its rabies vaccine.


Three days later, Bryan removed the dog from the animal hospital and took it to Sanford Animal Hospital. But the following day, he then removed the dog from that facility, as well.


Authorities said that Bryan’s wife returned the dog to Sanford Animal Hospital on January 31. The dog is to remain there until February 10, when the 10-day quarantine period will end.


Bryan’s court date has been set for February 9.

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