ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. -- The fate of an Oneida County dog ordered to be put down after biting the owner's granddaughter has been changed. Jack the Sheltie will instead go to a new home.
Oneida County Judge Michael Dwyer reviewed the case, which was originally heard in New Hartford Town Court. It was found that the original hearing didn't have enough evidence to support the claim that Jack caused serious physical injury to the four-year-old girl.
The only evidence in that case were photos taken shortly after the attack, which wasn't enough to determine whether or not the injury would leave permanent scaring, which means the euthanasia order cannot be upheld.
Judge Dwyer agrees that the dog is dangerous and has ordered the owner to give him up.
The new owner is properly trained to handle the dog and will not allow any children under the age of 12 to be near him.
Jack will go to his new owner on Saturday.