The owner of the dog who bit KUSA anchor Kyle Dyer last week recently sat down for an exclusive interview with rival station KDVR and complained that the high-profile nature of the incident is keeping his dog detained at the Denver Animal Shelter longer than he should be.
Max, the 85-pound Argentine Mastiff who bit Dyer during KUSA’s morning show last Wednesday, is currently under a 10-day quarantine at the shelter.
“I feel personally because it is a high profile case that…wheels are turning in the background that we don’t see,” Max’s owner, Michael Robinson, told KDVR reporter Justin Joseph.
A 10-day quarantine was originally issued for Max because the shelter believed he wasn’t up-to-date on his rabies vaccination. Robinson has since given proof of the vaccination but the shelter has not altered its initial ruling.
This is Robinson’s first TV appearance since the incident. Last week, he issued a statement describing Max as “a gentle, loving, family dog.”
On top of the exclusive interview, KDVR played footage of the on-air bite–something that KUSA news director Patti Dennis has implored Denver stations not to do.
Here’s the video…[KDVR]