Dog Bites Woman at Coffee Shop, Owner Vanishes

PUEBLO, Colo. A Pueblo woman says a dog bit her at a local coffee shop and the dog's owner vanished. The woman is now worried she might get sick with rabies.

It happened on Sunday at the Starbucks off 4th Street, near Abriendo Avenue.

Jane Garnett was enjoying a cup of coffee with a friend. She says when she came out of the Starbucks' bathroom, she noticed two long haired dachshunds inside the store. She says they were both on leashes with a dark-haired woman and a young boy. Suddenly, one dog lashed at her.

"They were just standing there in line, or around the line to get coffee and the dog bit at my pants and then bit at me in the café," said Garnett.

Garnett says when she tried confronting the woman, she vanished. Garnett says the bite made her bleed.

"I feel like she should have stayed around to see how I was or whether I needed her information. I feel like she should have taken more responsibility for it," said Garnett.

Garnett says she's now worried she could get rabies.

"I hope the woman comes forward and tells me or not if the dog has been vaccinated."

The Pueblo County Health Department and Animal Services are working together to find out who the dog owner is. Garnett just wants to know if the dog is current on its vaccinations. If you know who the dog owner is, you're encouraged to contact either agency.

The Health Department says rabies symptoms most often develop between one to three months after the person is infected.

We also spoke to Starbucks. They say they only allow service dogs inside the store.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 256287611 - kktv.com/a?a=256287611
Gray Television, Inc.