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Hearing set for Kno the dog

POSTED: May 20, 2013 11:20 p.m.

The fate of an Effingham County dog that attacked a child last summer could be determined next month.

A hearing has been set for Kno, a pit bull, that went after Wesley Frye last July. Kno has been housed at the Effingham County Animal Shelter since the attack.

In a May 15 court filing, Judge William Woodrum set a hearing for June 26 to determine "whether the legal rights of Julie and Larry Long will be terminated as it pertains to ownership of Kno and whether Effingham County shall be permitted to move forward and euthanize Kno."

The court also determined that "there does not appear to be alternative housing available" for Kno.

Kno was surrendered to the animal shelter July 24, 2012, and the dog has remained there since.

A hearing for the dog was scheduled to be held in January, but court-appointed attorney Mickey Kicklighter asked to continue the case. 

The county asked on Sept. 12, 2012, to have Kno put down. The owners filed with Effingham County Superior Court that they understand Kno has been classified as a dangerous dog.

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