Mickey to be defanged, under MASH unit care

PHOENIX - A judge ordered Tuesday that "Mickey," the dog that attacked a young boy, be defanged and sent to live at Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's MASH Unit.

ABC15 Reporter Navideh Forghani reported that Mickey could be placed under MASH care in under 48 hours.

Mickey will be neutered, microchipped and defanged by Maricopa County Animal Care and Control before being released to the MASH animal unit.

Other conditions include that Mickey will be housed at MASH for the rest of his life with no chance for adoption or being fostered.

Mickey's attorney suggested that the dog be placed in Sheriff Arpaio's care. Attorney's also wanted the $2,500 to defang Mickey be given to the 4-year-old attack victim.

An update on the dog's status will be given on October 30, 2014 at 3 p.m. and every year thereafter, according to court documents.

Mickey attacked the boy in February leaving him serious injured and in need of various medical procedures. Since the attack, fault has been placed on both the dog and the the humans involved .

According to reports, the boy had tried to take Mickey's bone from his mouth, which some say obviously caused the attack.

Some believe the owners did the right thing by reportedly keeping the aggressive dog chained up and having a "Beware of Dog" sign.

Others blame the babysitter for not watching the boy at the time of the attack and not keeping him from the dog.

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