Hearing continues for pit bull mix that attacked police officer - WNEM TV 5

Hearing continues for pit bull mix that attacked police officer

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BAY CITY, MI (WNEM) -

Will Sarge the pit bull mix be put down or be allowed to live with his owner? 

Testimony Monday morning in court centered around two dog trainers who spent time with Sarge after he bit a Bay City Police officer.  Rachel Crowley is a Fenton dog trainer who evaluated Sarge last month.

She said he was kind of mean the first time she saw him in a cage at the Bay County Animal Control facility.

"If I would have reached in through that barrier I believe that I would have been bitten, he was giving me all the body language signs that he's warning me not to reach into his house," Crowley said.

Crowley said with training Sarge can be controlled not to attack people.

"I don't think this dog is vicious, I don't think it's his intent to seek out and hurt and destroy people or animals," Crowley said.

The prosecutor's office said Sarge has already bitten three people and the dog is a menace.

Meanwhile, another dog trainer based in Bay City testified she doesn't think the dog should be euthanized, that his attack behavior can be modified.

Testimony in the case continues Friday and the judge could decide whether Sarge lives or dies.

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