Atoka city judge orders pit bull to remain in pound

Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 6:21 am
By: News On 6

ATOKA, Okla. (AP) -- A municipal judge in Atoka says a pit bull terrier that bit an 11-year-old boy's leg earlier this month must stay in the pound until he decides what to do with it.

A court order requires the dog stay in city custody until after a hearing, when Municipal Judge David Youngblood will decide whether the dog is vicious.

The dog was picked up shortly after the attack and quarantined for 10 days at a veterinarian's office.

A hearing date is pending.

A city ordinance bans vicious dogs. The judge can order the dog to be removed from the city limits or he can order it to be euthanized.

Nick McMaster -- the boy who was bitten -- was admitted to OU Medical Center for leg wounds, including a broken fibula. He has since been released.