Troy judge to decide fate of another dog

February 21, 2019 06:09 PM

TROY - For the second time in a matter of months, a City Court judge in Troy will decide whether a dog will live or die.

The name of the dog that attacked a 7-year old boy in Lansingburgh last week is "Underdog".

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Not only was Underdog's owner in the courtroom, so was the little boy who was attacked and dragged down the sidewalk by the enraged animal on Valentine's Day afternoon. That little boy, with bandages on his feet, had to be wheeled in and out of court in a wheelchair by his father.

Meanwhile, 57-year old Kevin Waugh, Underdog's owner, pled not guilty charges that his dog is dangerous, unlicensed and unleashed. All are violations of either city ordinances or state AG & Markets regulations.

Meanwhile, Underdog, a 2-year old Rottweiler, remains in the custody of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. At this point, his fate is uncertain.

Waugh says under no circumstances would he take the animal back. He remains perplexed about why Underdog did what he did.

"We never had any problems with the dogs. They're always behind a locked gate. Unfortunately, he got out, not by jumping the fence, but by the lock not being properly closed," said Waugh.

Mr. Waugh has hopes and wishes for the dog he knows he'll never get back – and hopes and wishes for the little boy who continues to heal. You can hear about that by watching the video of Dan Levy's story.


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