A recently rescued dog bit a TV anchor during a live broadcast for KUSA-TV. Kyle Dyer has already been released from the hospital after undergoing surgery for her wounds.
The world watched in horror as the recently rescued dog, an 85-pound Argentine Mastiff named Max, lunged at the reporter and bit her lip. She had reconstructive surgery on her lip at Denver Health Medical Center, and she has now been able to go home, which must be a relief. Now she can focus on healing after the harrowing incident.
Max's owner, Michael Robinson, feels terrible about what happened to Kyle Dyer. He said, "Max is a gentle, loving, family dog. This incident truly is unfortunate and does not reflect Max's disposition towards people. Our family and friends pray for a quick recovery and look forward to seeing Ms. Dyer back on-air soon."
What a terrible situation all around. Max must have really been upset to bite the TV anchor like he did, and Kyle Dyer must have been in horrible pain. A dog bite is incredibly scary. Then, there are the people who were watching the broadcast. They were probably horrified at what they saw, too, even though the station did a pretty good job of cutting away.
The worst thing is that experts said that the dog showed signs of distress, which ended up leading to him biting the anchor as she leaned in toward her. Dr. Finocchio said, "Not everybody is knowledgeable about the signs that these dogs emit before they are going to do something like this; if you looked at that dog, the licking of the lips, the eyes, he tried to get away from her at the end."
It is so sad because if the people around Max had realized he was having issues, they could have helped him, but they didn't, and now he is in quarantine for 10 days, and Kyle Dyer is suffering from her injury. You can see the video as the dog bites the TV anchor below. Can you seen the signs of distress?
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