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Mickey, the dog involved in child-bite case, may be given to Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Mickey's future to be decided today
Mickey's future to be decided today
Screen shot via My Fox Phoenix

Update 4/29/14: According to the Boston Herald, on Tuesday, a judge determined that Mickey will live at a no-kill animal shelter which was set up by Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Phoenix, Ariz.

According to Tuesday's KPHO News, today a judge will decide where "Mickey," the five-year-old pit bull who was involved in the highly publicized child-bite case in Phoenix, Ariz., will live out the remainder of his life.

A month ago, Municipal Court Judge Deborah Griffin deemed Mickey "vicious," but she spared his life and gave the Lexus Project 30 days to find a facility for the dog to reside in. Sheriff Joe Arpaio has offered to take Mickey into his jail system where inmates and officers will provide him with care.

Arpaio stated:

That dog is going to do a life sentence in the jail, but a nice life sentence with good food, air conditioning, his own room,

I mean what else, but being loved by the inmates and detention officers?"

Via Twitter, the Sheriff stated:

"My jail for animals may get a new lifetime resident, Mickey the pit bull. Inmates will care for him and not a taxpayer cent will be used."

In February, a four-year-old child was bitten in the face by the dog who was chained in his yard at the time. The boy, who was in the care of a baby-sitter at the time, had wandered into the yard and it was reported that he tried to take a bone away from Mickey. The child suffered severe injuries and required reconstructive surgery.

Continue reading: Failed surgery and a guardian's quest to save her dog's life

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