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    Mayor gives details on pit bull attack in Cherokee Village

    10:02 PM, Apr 17, 2013   |    comments
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    CHEROKEE VILLAGE, Ark. (KTHV) - Following a lot of heated conversation about a recent pit bull attack in Cherokee Village, the city's mayor is offering up more details on what happened.

    According to Mayor Lloyd Hefley of Cherokee Village, an 80-year-old gentleman was attacked in his front yard by several pit bulls while he was raking leaves. His wife was able to beat the dogs off of him, but he did have to have several stitches, including some to his head.

    Hefley said the dogs were later found and taken into custody and are now being well cared for by Cherokee Village Animal Control until a judge can decide what to do with the case. Currently, there is no order for the dogs to be put down, and their fate will be up to Cherokee village Judge Mark Johnson to determine.

    He added that the owners' claim that the dogs did not bite the man is untrue since several witnesses have come forward. While the city has never received a complaint about the dogs before, the mayor still believes that the dogs are vicious.

    The owners also have quite a bit to say about their pets --Kannon, Thunder, and Sarge-- and have created a Facebook page dedicated to getting them released. You can find that information here: http://www.facebook.com/HelpSaveKannonThunderAndSarge.

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