Haddonfield doctor’s dog bites again

    Nearly a year after Philadelphia magazine profiled Dr. Robert Taffet and his biting dog, the Daily News reports Taffet’s Rhodesian Ridgeback has bitten someone else.

    Haddonfield, N.J., Solicitor Mario Iavicoli confirms the incident happened around Easter when Taffet’s dog allegedly bit a girl on the shoulder. The girl, a friend of Taffet’s daughter, was treated for puncture wounds.

    The incident is one in a series that’s resulted in cries from other Haddonfield residents to remove the dog from the home or put it down.

    A judge decided last year the dog was “potentially dangerous,” not “vicious” after it bit the ear of a visitor to the Taffet home.

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