CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) – Oreo the bulldog has been banned for the rest of his life from Chatham County after reportedly attacking a child.
The decision to ban the dog was handed down by Chatham County Superior Court Judge Louisa Abbot Wednesday.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, county officials will not euthanize the dog, or formally categorize him in any way that might hinder future adoption.
The court also mandated that Oreo be neutered by his new owners at non-profit animal protection group, The Lexus Project. The organization strives to act on behalf of at-risk dogs viewed as potential dangers to their surrounding communities.
The group has allegedly sued Savannah-Chatham Animal Control over its attempts to remove the dog from the area previously.
Oreo’s trials began when he reportedly bit a child late last month.
The Savannah Morning News reports that 6-year-old Gabrielle Barlow entered the dog’s fenced-in backyard area on Jan. 29, and was playing with the dog’s food in front of him before he attacked.