The fate of a Rottweiler who bit a Kings Park jogger last week is expected to go before a Fourth District Court judge next week.
The dog has been kept at the Smithtown Animal Shelter after the dog’s owner relinquished the dog to them. According to Monica Stevens of the Smithtown Animal Shelter, the dog is considered a dangerous dog, which means the case must go before a judge after the 10-day observation period with the shelter.
“We declared the dog is dangerous and it cannot be risked that the dog will get out again,” said Stevens.
According to Stevens, the owner wants the dog back. Both the owner and the woman who was bit are expected to be at the hearing.
“The dog will most likely have to live its life in a pen secure with padlocks and a cement floor,” said Stevens. “It will not be allowed to go for walks.”
Stevens said all the information will go before the judge. If the dog is given back to the owner a house visit will be made by the shelter to see that the dog is properly secured.
“We will keep an eye on the situation,” said Stevens.
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