- Associated Press - Friday, July 14, 2017

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The owner of two pit bulls that attacked and killed a Bozeman woman has been cited for having vicious and dangerous dogs and for failure to have current rabies vaccinations for the dogs.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (bit.ly/2tc0EBS) Wayne Bartlett was cited for two counts of each violation of the Gallatin County dog control ordinances after the June 24 attack that caused fatal injuries to 65-year-old Melissa Barnes.

A vicious and dangerous dogs citation carries a maximum fine of $500 while a first offense of failure to have current rabies vaccines carries a $50 fine.

Investigators have said Barnes was attacked in her yard by two dogs belonging to Bartlett, a tenant living on Barnes’ property. Barnes was flown to a Billings hospital, where she later died.

The dogs were euthanized and both tested negative for rabies.


Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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