Officials: Dogs Involved In Layton Bite Incident Surrendered To County, Charges To Be Dropped
Mar 27, 2019, 12:35 PM | Updated: 1:35 pm
LAYTON, Utah – Two dogs involved in an incident where a 4-year-old boy had his hand bitten off were surrendered to Davis County Animal Care and Control and charges that were filed against their owner will be dropped, officials said Wednesday.
Rhett Nicks, director of Davis County Animal Care and Control, initially said the owner two huskies was cited Wednesday with possession of dangerous animals and abatement of public nuisance animals, Rhett Nicks, director of Davis County Animal Care and Control said in a statement.
Nicks corrected his statement an hour later, stating that the dogs were given to the county “and the process of finding an animal rescue or animal sanctuary for the dogs has begun.”
The dog’s owner, whose name wasn’t released, met with Davis County officials Tuesday, where the county offered to relocate the dogs to an animal rescue or animal sanctuary instead of going through courts about the dog’s fate, but the owners declined at that time, Nicks said.
As a result of turning in the dogs, the citations will likely be dropped.