You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Mansfield dog, Milo, is euthanized after biting two young people

A Mansfield dog who bit two young people in separate incidents over the past two months was euthanized Monday afternoon, officials said.

“It’s an awful tragedy for everyone involved,” Town Manager Bill Ross said in a telephone interview. “No one likes to do this, but in this instance there isn’t any choice.”

Continue reading below

Milo, a 3-year-old pointer-hound mix, was quarantined at the Mansfield Animal Shelter after attacking a teenage girl on Saturday. The 16-year-old girl was was taken to ­Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence after the incident, but her condition was not available on Monday.

Milo was put down around 1:30 p.m. by a licensed veterinarian in Mansfield, not at the shelter, according to animal control officer Jeff Collins. He estimated that the dog was about 35 to 45 pounds.

The dog was euthanized ­after its owners signed over control of the animal to the town.

In the earlier attack, Milo bit a 6-year-old boy in January, according to Mansfield police. The boy needed more than 400 stitches to repair his injuries, said Olivier Kozlowski, chairman of the Board of ­Selectmen.

On Wednesday, Mansfield selectmen had ordered that the dog be put down, but the dog was allowed to stay with its owners during a 10-day ­appeal period.

Sarah N. Mattero can be reached at sarah.mattero@
globe.com
.
Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com