Euthanization order

A Victoria County judge signed a euthanization order for Doberman Pinscher Axel on Thursday after finding the dog had inflicted serious bodily injury on a girl.

A Victoria County judge signed a euthanization order Thursday for a Doberman that bit a girl’s face despite pleas from the owner and the girl herself.

That bite left two deep gashes on both sides of the girl’s mouth. The wounds required about 20 stitches to seal. The girl’s name was not released.

“That’s going to be a scar that you are going to live with for the rest of your life ... It will never go away,” said Justice of the Peace Mary Ann Rivera, adding, “That’s a scar on your face that didn’t need to be there.”

Jon Wilcox reports on courts for the Victoria Advocate. He may be reached jwilcox@vicad.com or 361-580-6515.

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Jon covers crime, public safety and the courts at the Victoria Advocate. Born in Huntsville, Ala., he grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism at Texas State University.

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