Less than one week after attending a class on K-9 encounters, Deputy J.D. Qualls was injured this evening after being attacked by a dog while answering an animal cruelty call in Oak Valley. Deputy Qualls was sent to the hospital, received treatment for his injuries and later released.
Deputy Qualls applied the valuable training that he had recently received in the K-9 Encounters Class not less than a week ago and did not resort to lethal force in this encounter. An NCSO animal warden is now in charge of investigating this animal bite case. Prayers for speedy healing Deputy Qualls.