Saturday, March 25, 2017

Iowa: Toddler attacked by what the Clinton Humane Society called a "Labrador Boxer mix" adopted only hours earlier. Turns out it was a pit bull.

IOWA -- Authorities north of the Quad Cities have declared a five-year-old boxer-Labrador Pit Bull mix a dangerous dog for attacking a toddler just hours after it was adopted from an animal shelter.

The Clinton Humane Society brought in a pit bull from a shelter in another state. The first shelter described the dog as a pit bull mix. What is alleged in a lawsuit is that the Clinton Humane Society, in an effort to get people who don't want to adopt pit bulls to adopt pit bulls, changed the dog's listed breed from Pit Bull mix to Lab-Boxer mix.


Clinton Police Chief Kevin Gyrion says the dog’s new owners took it to a friend’s house hours after they had adopted him on March 15, 2017.

Sometime after arriving, the dog mauled 15-month-old boy in the face, leaving massive facial wounds.

Gyrion says Lucas Harrison was flown to an Iowa City hospital. He will recover, the chief said, but will need reconstructive surgery for the damage to his face.

Gyrion says the new dog owners, Kris Greene and Ashley Greene, were cited for having a dangerous dog, which has been quarantined at the Clinton Humane Society shelter. A judge will later determine the dog’s fate.

(WQAD - March 24, 2017)

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