Dog euthanized after biting child in 500 block of Washington

Posted: Mar. 25, 2014 11:17 am Updated: Apr. 8, 2014 12:14 pm

The dog that bit a 7-year-old child March 20 in the 500 block of Washington has been euthanized, officials reported Tuesday.

The boy was bitten on his back and buttock. He was taken to Blessing Hospital, where he was treated and released.

The dog, a pit bull and Australian shepherd mix, was impounded after biting the child, even though it was current on its rabies shot, Quincy Deputy Police Chief Dennis Bingheim said.

On March 21, the dog's owner, Tina Blackledge of 505 Washington, was issued a notice of violation of the "animal at large nuisance" ordinance. On Monday, Blackledge surrendered the dog to the Adams County animal warden and the dog was euthanized.

The incident was investigated by Quincy police and the Adams County Sheriff's Department. By state law the county animal warden is responsible for investigating all animal bites in the county.

Editor's note: This story has been updated.