Two cited in dog-bite incidents near Aspen |

Two cited in dog-bite incidents near Aspen

Aspen Times staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

ASPEN – Two people face citations for having an unleashed dog after dog-bite incidents Sunday on Aspen-area trails, according to John Armstrong, ranger for the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails program.

In one incident, a dog bit a woman while she was jogging on the Stein Trail, which links the Aspen Business Center to the Rio Grande Trail. She sought treatment in the Aspen Valley Hospital emergency room, Armstrong said. The other incident involved one dog biting another.

On both trails, dogs are supposed to be leashed, Armstrong said.

The jogger, Kamala Marsh, was reportedly bitten on the back of her knee after she had already passed by the dog on the trail. Ryan Hardy of Aspen was cited for having a dog off leash, Armstrong said.

“It was a good bite,” Marsh said, though the wound did not require stitches. The dog’s owner was cooperative and apologetic, she said.

The incident on the Rio Grande Trail led to a citation for Mona Look Mazza of Aspen, who was allegedly walking two unleashed black Labs when one of them bit Marcia Goshorn’s cocker spaniel in the ear, reportedly drawing blood, Armstrong said. Goshorn’s dog was on a leash.

The citation for having an unleashed dog carries a $100 fine.

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