Owasso pit bull owner charged in deadly dog attack

OWASSO, Okla. — The owner of a pit bull that allegedly attacked and killed a dachshund in Owasso has been charged with a criminal misdemeanor. The owner was charged with having a vicious animal and pleaded not guilty in court Thursday.

While FOX23 was told a decision could have been made about pit bull’s fate Thursday, Owasso City Prosecutor Beth Anne Childs asked the judge for an additional week to investigate.

The judge ordered the dog to stay inside the owner’s home while the court proceedings continue.

“The animal is not allowed outside so we hope that will provide a level of security to the neighbors and individuals,” Child said.

Amy Shields, the dachshund’s owner, told FOX23 she appreciates the decision and is looking forward to next week.

“After I saw what my Chloe went through, I do think it should be a criminal charge,” she said.

The pretrial is set for Thursday, Jan. 26, at 4:00 p.m.

“We will review this closely and make proper recommendations for a resolution,” Childs said.