Mansfield dog voted to be euthanized attacks again
MANSFIELD, Mass. (WHDH) -- Police say Milo the dog has struck again, this time attacking a 16-year-old girl Saturday night.
“My heart just sank. I said ‘oh my God, I can’t believe this has happened again,” said Dawn Hebert-Miller.
Hebert-Miller knows the pain all too well. Her 6-year-old son was the victim of Milo's first attack back in January. The boy had to have over 400 stitches and was in surgery for almost two hours after he was bit on the face and leg. The boy still has a long road of recovery ahead of him.
“I think it’s just got to send the message that it’s got to stop. I mean I don’t know what else it could say. My heart goes out to the Bailey’s because I know what they’re going through. I went through it myself and it’s horrific,” said Hebert-Miller.
The attack in January was so violent the board of selectmen voted last Wednesday to put the dog down, pending a 10-day appeals process from Milo's owners. This second attack could change everything.
“Personally I’d be surprised if the family chose to pursue their appeal but that remains to be seen,” said Olivier Kozlowski.
Board chairman Olivier Kozlowski was the tie-breaking vote Wednesday, ruling in favor of putting the dog down.
“One of the things the animal control officer said Wednesday night was that if the dog were to do something like this again it would likely be similar or worse and I don’t think expected that it'd be three days later,” said Kozlowski.
The town's animal control officer now has custody of the dog, it's currently under quarantine.
Neighbors like Hebert-Miller say they're not surprised Milo turned aggressive once again.
“It has to stop. I just hope no one else has to get hurt,” said Hebert-Miller.
The second attack happened at the home where Milo lives. Investigators are not commenting on who the victim is or the extent of her injuries.