A pit bull that has allegedly attacked three people was supposed to be set free this weekend, but the Mayor of Godfrey is asking the Madison County Animal Control Office to wait. The dog's most recent run in happened a little over a week ago, when a jogger says she was attacked. It has been quarrantined ever since.
But with its release set for today, Godfrey Mayor Mike McCormick is asking county officials to take a closer look at this dog.
McCormick says 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 could be put down or be forced to be kept locked up with an order from a judge. The Madison County State's Attorney's Office is looking into this case.