A dog that was the subject of a lawsuit which made it all the way to the Alabama Supreme Court is scheduled to be euthanized next week in connection with an attack last year.
According to court documents, Havoc, an adult pit bull mix, injured a woman in September 2021, causing tears in her scalp and arm. She was treated at Huntsville Hospital and required multiple skin-grafting surgeries.
The City of Guntersville impounded the dog following a court hearing the following month. The dog’s disposition was handled according to “Emily’s Law,” a 2018 state law named for Emily Colvin, the 24-year-old victim in a fatal 2017 dog attack.
Following the hearing, the dog’s owner, Valina Jackson, was arrested in November 2021, along with two other people, for allegedly breaking into the animal shelter where the dog was being held and taking him.
Last month the Alabama Supreme Court affirmed a decision in Marshall County Circuit Court to euthanize the dog, which will reportedly take place next week, according to WAFF.
Jackson was also ordered to reimburse the city of Guntersville for the costs of holding the dog.