A Merrill woman has been cited after giving false information to investigating deputies following a dog bite.
The 52 year old sought treatment at Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center for the animal bite. She told the deputy that she was bitten when she tried to chase away a dog going after her cat.
When the deputy went in search of the dog he learned the woman made up the claim and was actually bitten by her own dog. The woman later admitted to lying because she feared her dog would be euthanized.
The woman will be cited for obstructing. As required by law, the dog will be checked for signs of rabies but will not be put down.