Mother Says Dog Bit Her Child In Home Improvement Store

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Mother Says Dog Bit Her Child In Home Improvement Store

CREATED Apr 7, 2014

by Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A mid-state mother is trying to find out more about a dog she said bit her six-year-old son inside a local home improvement store before the dog's owner abruptly left with the dog.

Amy Thompson said it happened Saturday night at the Home Depot in the 100 Oaks area, when her son went to pet the white German Shepherd.

After biting her son, Amy said the dog and its owner bolted out of the store, without ever telling her if the dog was up-to-date on its vaccinations.

As a precaution, she took her son Miles to the hospital to get rabies vaccinations as a precaution and was scheduled to go back for several more follow-up shots over the next two weeks.

"We ended up spending many hours at Vandy last night," she said. "They had to clean his face and get five rabies shots in the face."

On Monday, Amy said the owner of the dog came forward after seeing our story. The owner said the dog does not have rabies, so Miles doesn't have to continue with the rabies vaccinations.

No word yet on what could happen to the dog, or if the owner could face any charges.

Store managers told Amy they allow dogs inside Home Depot because the store doesn't sell food.

NewsChannel 5 contacted the store for comment, and managers told us an investigation was ongoing, but they couldn't comment until it was complete.

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