A Godfrey pit bull that has allegedly attacked three people is the subject of a hearing tomorrow at the Madison County Courthouse. The woman who says the dog took a bite out of her thigh while jogging recently has filed a petition to have the dog declared vicious. The law as it stands now does not provide for any repercussions to a dog that has not been designated vicious, as long as it does not test positive for rabies.


It was originally supposed to have been released last Friday, but is is still in the custody of Madison County Animal Control after Godfrey Mayor Mike McCormick appealed to county officials.


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McCormick says his Village Administrator, Meladee Maggos, will be attending the hearing, to testify about her run-in with the dog a few years ago that resulted in a vet bill for her dog that topped $1,000.

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