The case of a Godfrey dog accused of multiple biting incidents, including one in May involving a young jogger, will end today. The pit bull named Precious will be euthanized today, after spending much of the past three months locked up at Madison County Animal Control. The proverbial "straw that broke the camel's back" that led to this point happened on May 23, when Malorie Vest of Godfrey claims the dog bit her on the leg while she was jogging along Delmar, leading to more than 100 stitches and a broken finger
A lawsuit filed June 1 alleges the defendants in the case, Patricia Gelzinnis, Gregory Gelzinnis and Michael McCauley of Godfrey are responsible for the dog named Precious, and claims this is the third case in which the dog has bitten someone. In one case in 2009, the suit says a woman was bitten by the dog when she visited the business Bluff City Tours, operated by Gelzinnises. Another incident mentioned dates back to 2010 when a cousin of Greg Gelzinnis was bitten by the dog, according to a report from Madison County Animal Control.