A stray dog pulled from a Holmes Beach canal was quarantined May 8 after biting its rescuer.
The incident happened at the 75th Street canal, with the Holmes Beach Police Department, Manatee County Animal Services and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office involved.
An Island man, Joshua Sato, saw the dog struggling in the canal. When he pulled the dog from the water, the scared animal bit his right hand and then ran off.
Soon after, Sato notified an MCSO deputy in Anna Maria of the incident. At about the same time, the HBPD received a report from a woman who said her dog had gotten loose and possibly bit someone.
Sato was treated for three puncture wounds on his hand at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.
The dog, which had not had received its required shots in more than two years, was quarantined for 11 days, according to HBPD.