In Fontenay-sur-Eure, the dog who bit a child away from the town

The mayor of Fontenay-sur-Eure, Michel Charpentier, went to the end of his determination by having the Belgian shepherd expelled in October 2022. On Monday October 31, 2022, he confirmed his position:

“It was a serious event that moved the population during school holidays. After analyzing the situation, I made the decision that this dog should be permanently removed from the commune. »

The first magistrate, who does not know where the dog is now, warned the inhabitants by mail.

Physical and psychological injury

On July 20, the animal had once again escaped from its enclosure located near the school and the city-stadium. He had crossed the road and headed for the city-stadium to throw himself on a child of about ten years old, and had bitten him deeply in the calf. The images from the city-stadium’s CCTV camera had confirmed the violence of the attack, which had left impressive marks on the boy’s calf.

A child bitten by a dog in a city stadium in Fontenay-sur-Eure: the parents want the Belgian shepherd to leave the town


“In addition to the physical injury, the child was severely traumatized as well as his parents”, recalls Michel Charpentier.
As a preventive measure, the mayor had issued an order prohibiting school children from practicing sports in the city-stadium. “Children can now find the playgrounds without fear and go to school without apprehension”, indicates the elected official.

Despite the parents’ complaint for bite, which was dismissed, Michel Charpentier wanted to keep the Belgian shepherd away from Fontenay-sur-Eure. Like the two hundred signatories of a petition.

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Thierry Delaunay


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