DENVER – Kyle Dyer, the television news anchor bitten in the face by a dog during an on-air segment in February, is returning to work on Monday.
Dyer made the announcement in a Facebook posting this morning, the Denver Post reported.
“Woke up at 5 a.m. to get ready for an even earlier alarm on Monday. Yes, I’m headed back to work! Happy Weekend!” Dyer posted.
On Feb. 8, Dyer was filming a “Petline” segment with Max, an 85-pound Argentine Mastiff, his owner Michael Robinson, and the firefighter who rescued Max from an icy pond the day before.
When Dyer lowered her face toward the dog, it lunged and bit her. She was taken to Denver Health Medical Center and underwent four hours of surgery.
The dog was quarantined for 10 days at the Denver Animal Shelter and was then released. Robinson is due in court April 4 on two citations, one involving the bite and the other for letting his dog off leash near the icy pond.
While Dyer was deluged with get-well messages, some people blamed her, saying she should have known better than to place her face near a strange dog.
Robinson told the Post that 5,000 people, fearing the dog would be euthanized, signed a petition supporting Max.
Dyer said in her first on-air interview since the incident that she never wanted the dog put down.
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