Local & Regional
9:48 am
Sun October 18, 2009

UPDATE: Grove Dog Attack

Grove, OK – Dog not euthanized

GROVE, Okla. (AP) An animal shelter officer says a Great Dane that mauled an 11-year-old Grove boy likely won't be destroyed.

Troy Helms underwent an hour-long surgery in which he received around 100 stitches after he was bitten and shaken by the dog at the Strut Your Mutt dog walk at Grand Lake.

Grove police issued Connie Norris, the dog's owner, a citation for keeping a dog in an annoying manner and dog bite.

Animal control officer Debbie Tanner says whether the attack is provoked determines whether a dog is destroyed.

According to a police report, the boy fell down while trying to catch his golden retriever that had gotten loose.

Records show that while he was down, the Great Dane attacked him.