Both Dogs Ordered Put Down After Attack On Northfield Woman

September 5, 2014

Both Dogs Ordered Put Down After Attack On Northfield Woman

9/5/14 - A Washtenaw County judge yesterday ordered euthanasia for the second dog involved in an attack on a Northfield Township woman. Ellen Mohan, a DJ and weekend personality at WHMI, was attacked and her fox terrier poodle killed in an attack by two unchained dogs on July 17th. Mohan suffered 50 lacerations on both of her hands while trying to save her dog, was hospitalized for five days, and was prescribed weeks of physical therapy. On Wednesday, Judge Cedric Simpson ordered one of the two attacking dogs, a boxer mix, to be euthanized as the state requires for dangerous dogs. He took another day to think about the second dog, an American Shattfordshire Terrier, but decided yesterday that it should be euthanized as well. The owner of the dogs plans to appeal the order, and the dogs will be kept alive until that process is completed.. Mohan says she was initially unsure whether she wanted the dogs to be euthanized, but after hearing about two other attacks they had perpetrated, she understands that they really are dangerous and euthanasia is for the best. (TD)

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