Dog in Denham Springs attack will not be put down
LIVINGSTON – A dog that attacked a man in Denham Springs and bit his genitals will not be put down, after its owner and prosecutors reached an agreement today.
Perry Rushing with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said the dog, named “Big Boy”, will instead be declared as dangerous and its owner required to follow certain conditions such as putting up a fence and signs.
The agreement came before a judge was scheduled to hear arguments today about the dog’s status. They could have ruled the dog would have to be put down, or even dismissed the case.
Otto Davis told News 2 he had to have major reconstructive surgery after the dog attacked him in early September while he rode by on his bike, biting his legs and genitals.
However, investigators were told by neighbors and the dog’s owner Davis had actually provoked the animal and harassed it before.
The dog will be kept by animal control until its owner meets the guidelines for keeping a dangerous animal.