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Highlands Ranch mom wants to find owner of dog who allegedly bit her son

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Posted at 4:53 PM, Jun 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-06 20:25:14-04

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. -- A Highlands Ranch mom wants answers after her son was bitten by a German Shepard while at cross country practice.

"You know you're wrong when you run away and your dog's just bitten a kid," Cathy Sorensen said.

The incident happened Monday morning around 8:15 at Red-Tail Park. The eighth grader said he was running alone on the trail when a black and tan German Shepard bit him in the butt as he ran by. 

A man, wearing a black hat, walking the dog on a leash, quickly apologized but then ran off.

"I don't know if he realized that it bit me or it just like missed,' Luke Sorensen said.

"The dog bit through a shirt, a pair of shorts, underwear and then obviously skin," his mom said.

The bite required stitches and the eighth grader is now on antibiotics, but it's the unknowns that concern his mother the most.

"That's why I want to find who the owner is, so we can have some questions answered—vaccinations, if this has happened before and everything else," Sorensen said.  "I just wish the person would come forth. Obviously they're maybe going to see this or a neighbor's going to see it."

Sorensen said she notified Douglas County Animal Control and they've stepped up patrols in the area.