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Statement from the owner of the dog that bit Kyle

3:15 PM, Feb 9, 2012   |    comments
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Firefighters, paramedics and animal control were immediately called to the station.

Kyle was taken to Denver Health Medical Center, where she went through reconstructive surgery for injuries she sustained from the bite.

On Thursday afternoon, the owner of the dog released the following statement in response to the tragic event:

The past two days have been incredibly difficult for our family. We are truly saddened that Kyle Dyer of 9NEWs was injured during a celebratory interview following Max's rescue. Our family and friends pray for a quick recovery and look forward to seeing Ms. Dyer back on-air soon.

The only reason we agreed to do the interview following Max's rescue was to show how truly grateful we are for the life-saving rescue of Max by Tyler Sugaski and the crew from Lakewood Fire Department Station No. 12.

There's been a tremendous amount of interest in Max's story. However, there has been some misinformation reported by some news media and on the Internet about Max.

For the record, Max is current in his vaccinations. Max has no history of aggression. Max is a gentle, loving, family dog. Max is well mannered and obedient and he hardly barks. This incident truly is unfortunate and does not reflect Max's disposition towards people.

While we normally walk Max on-leash, we understand that by letting him off-leash in an open area away from anyone was still a mistake. We will never walk him off-leash in public areas after this. We hope that the incident of Max falling through the ice serves as a reminder to all responsible pet-owners to keep their dogs on-leash. And we all have learned more about interacting with a family pet in stressful situations.
Again, our thoughts are with Ms. Dyer. As part of a grateful community, we thank her and 9NEWS for their commitment to pets through their many programs and features. We also truly appreciate the public's support for Max. Our family hopes to have Max home soon.

Mr. and Mrs. Robinson

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