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Kentucky mayor charged with harboring a vicious animal after dog attack

Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay faces a charge of harboring a vicious animal.
Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay faces a charge of harboring a vicious animal. Photo provided

The mayor of a Spencer County city is facing a charge of harboring a vicious animal after his dog reportedly bit a woman last month, according to media reports.

On April 2, Jannie Lewis was walking past Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay’s home on Garrard Street when the Australian shepherd mix bit her, according to The Spencer Magnet. The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Pay left an apology note on the woman’s doorstep after the dog bit her, according to LEX 18.

The dog was quarantined by animal control for 10 days, and Pay told The Spencer Magnet that he has contracted a company to fence in his yard.

Pay is scheduled to be arraigned May 26 in Spencer District Court, according to court records.

Some media reported that Lewis was the second person bitten by the dog.

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