"You've Got The Wrong Dog!" Case Continues

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Charles Lewis, the owner of the accused pitbull attended a hearing Monday to appeal Greenville Animal Control's decision last week to close its investigation in the January 16th attack on Gregory Robb's Shih Tzu. The Greenville Police Chief decided Monday afternoon to continue the investigation. Lewis says he's happy his dog lives to see another day.

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New information in the case of a five monthold pit bull that could be put down, despite his owners claim that his dog was crated and in his house when another dog was attacked.

Charles Lewis of Greenville tells WITN that Greenville Animal Control has closed its investigation into the dog attack that happened on January 16th, and still believes his dog is responsible.

Lewis has appealed and a hearing is now set for Monday.

Lewis says his five month-old pit bull was taken by animal control last Thursday after being accused in the attack. If his dog is found responsible -- Lewis would be forced to build a fence in his backyard, ship the dog out of state or euthanize it.

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The owner of a pit bull puppy says he's fighting to keep his dog from being put to sleep by Greenville Animal Control, after the dog was accused of attacking another dog.

Animal control knocked on the door of a Greenville home Wednesday -- searching for a dangerous pit bull.

Gregory Robb says his shih tzu was attacked by a black and white pitbull on January 16th.

Nearby neighbor, Charles Lewis, says his 5 month-old pit bull was taken by animal control last Thursday because Robb accused his dog of the attack.

Lewis says he keeps his dog in a crate and believes his next door neighbor with an older pit bull and similar markings was the real attacker. Lewis says animal control did not conduct a thorough investigation.

If the case is closed, Lewis says his dog will be put down on Thursday. Since January 22nd, Lewis has been paying 50 dollars a day just to keep his dog alive.


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