Reported Wolf-Dog Hybrid returned to owner

Posted: 6:35 PM, Jun 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-06 19:35:50-04

A reported wolf-dog hybrid that bit a child last month and was taken by Green Bay Animal Control Officers has been turned back over to the owner. 

According to Green Bay Police, the animal is back with its owner because the quarantine period is over. Right now, DNA test results are still pending. Those results will confirm whether it is a wolf-hybrid or just a dog. 

Police reported back in May, the animal bit a child unprovoked on the city's west side. Police say they fined the owner because owning a wolf-hybrid within city limits is illegal.

Many might be wondering why the animal was not euthanized.

“That decision is made by somebody else and there are laws for that and processes in place. And we work with the DNR and other organizations to make sure that the appropriate decisions are made,” said Capt. Kevin Warych, with the Green Bay Police Dept. 

At the time of the incident, police told NBC26 the animal's owner had a history of having exotic and dangerous animals in the city since 2004.