Life of Effingam pit bull spared |


Life of Effingam pit bull spared |

A judge has decided that a pit bull that attacked a 5-year-old Effingham boy a year ago should be allowed to live at a rescue center in New York.

Effingham County Superior Court Chief Judge William E. Woodrum Jr. decided today that the life of the dog Kno should be spared.

The dog can’t be used for breeding purposes, be around children or be adopted.

Glen Wild Animal Rescue and its owner, Liz Keller, will be subject to the jurisdiction of Effingham County Superior Court “for any and all future matters involving Kno,” the judge wrote.

“Based on the entire record in this matter, and the Court’s observations, the Court finds that although the minor child suffered severe injuries, Kno is not a vicious dog such that Effingham County should be permitted to euthanize the dog,” he wrote in a two-page decision.

“Rather, the Court finds that the injuries sustained were the result of a series of unfortunate events,” he wrote.

Kno’s court-appointed pro-bono attorney, Mickey Kicklighter, argued in a hearing on July 30 that there were two reports circulating about what happened when Kno bit the boy as he played with his brother and a friend at a neighbor’s house in the Paddleford Subdivision on July 24, 2012.

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