A girl came in the back door last night (August 24th) amidst lots of barking. I asked her if the dog outside was hers. She nervously said no. Her grandmother was still outside getting barked at and both were a bit scared of the dog.
I called 911 to get animal control - which for Lake Mills is contracted through the Humane Society. A local police officer showed up and tried to loop a dog catcher noose but the dog was too skittish and skittered away. The Officer was patient and trying not to injure or the dog, or get bitten.
The dog was not aggressive. He was just nervous and barky. Really barky. Woof, woof, woof, woof, bark, bark, woof, woof. The dog was hanging around the back door and not wandering off. I let him inside to see if that would calm him down and he did not.
Neither of us could coax the dog into the squad car. The dog had looked all over the library but was not satisfied that whoever he was looking for was not there. I left about fifteen minutes after close and the PO stayed for the dog catcher.