New Limerick men bitten trying to break up dogfight

14 years ago

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

    NEW LIMERICK — A New Limerick man was sent to the hospital Sunday morning after being attacked by a dog.
    According to Maine State Police, trooper Carman Lilley and Sgt. Brian Harris responded to Dave Rairdon’s residence in New Limerick at about 11:30 a.m. for a report of a man bitten by dog.
    “Rairdon’s neighbor, Artie Ledger had been outside walking his girlfriend’s, Kristy Mahar’s, dog with a leash,” Harris said. “Ledger walked over to Rairdon’s house to talk to Rairdon, who was outside with his dog. Rairdon’s dog and Ledger’s dog were playing with a ball and Ledger’s dog became aggressive towards Rairdon’s dog over the ball and Rairdon’s dog and Ledger’s dog began fighting.”
    Rairdon’s dog is a golden retriever, while Mahar’s was an American bulldog.
    Harris said Rairdon attempted to separate the dogs to keep them from fighting. Ledger also attempted to pull his dog away.
    “While trying to separate the two dogs, Rairdon was bitten on both his hands by Ledger’s dog and dragged, while Ledger sustained a dog bite on his hand from Rairdon’s dog.”
    Rairdon was transported to Houlton Regional Hospital by Houlton Ambulance and treated for his injuries of lacerations to both hands and a possible broken bone in his right hand. Ledger refused treatment for the cut to his hand.
    There are no charges as a result of the incident.