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Dogs involved in attack on Roy girl to be euthanized

By Mark Shenefelt - | Oct 12, 2021

BEN DORGER, Standard-Examiner

The Weber County Animal Shelter is pictured on July 23, 2019.

ROY — Two dogs that attacked a girl riding her bike in Roy will be euthanized, the Weber County Animal Shelter director said Tuesday.

Three canines got out of their owners’ yard on Oct. 3 and two of them attacked a 12-year-old girl near 5500 South and 3975 West, Roy Police Officer Stuart Hackworth said. Several adults saw the attack and went to help the girl, a 42-year-old man in the process suffering bites on his hand. The girl suffered bites on her legs.

Chad Averett, the animal shelter director in Ogden, said the two canines, pit bulls, were put in quarantine for 10 days, per state law when a biting dog breaks a person’s skin. He said the shelter determined the animals “are unable to be rehabilitated” and would be euthanized later this week.

Hackworth said neither bite victim needed hospitalization and they were treated by paramedics where the attacks occurred. Animal controls officers and police corralled the dogs and took them to the shelter.

Police found the dogs’ owners and they agreed to give up ownership of the animals, Hackworth said. The third dog, a younger pit bull, did not bite anyone and it may be put up for adoption, the officer said.

Hackworth said the dog owners would be issued a summons to appear in court on misdemeanor charges of having dogs at large and failing to license the animals.


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