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Boy Afraid to Leave House After Being Bitten

Posted December 2, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— A 12-year-old Raleigh boy is recovering from a dog bite, but now fears he might be attacked again. The dog that attacked him is moving back in next door.

Miquel Lombard is celebrating his 12th birthday by having stitches removed from his right thigh. A neighbor's German shepherd wandered into his yard and bit him nine days ago.

The dog, named Shadow, is quarantined at Wake County's animal shelter. It also bit an animal control officer on the hand. Shadow's owners have been notified that Shadow is a dangerous dog, and must be confined and controlled at all times.

Miquel's mother, Carole Lombard, says her son is not the only one who's afraid.

Miquel Lombard has three pet dogs of his own which the Lombard family keeps confined. He says he is afraid of Shadow returning and hopes his neighbors will keep the dog under control.

Carole Lombard says Shadow's owners have never apologized or inquired about Miquel's condition.

Shadow's owners declined to comment Monday.