Woman accused of abandoning dog that bit young boy pleads not guilty

Woman accused of abandoning dog that bit young boy pleads not guilty

MASSILLON, OH (WOIO) - Tiffany Mayfield, the 25-year-old woman accused of abandoning her pitbull after the dog bit a little boy, appeared in court on Monday morning.

Police say Zazu, a pitbull, was abandoned by his new owners after biting a 5-year-old boy inside his new home on Feb. 17. The child was taken to the hospital for precautionary measures. Zazu was found after a county-wide search and was placed in the custody of the Stark County dog warden.

Mayfield plead not guilty to misdemeanor charges of failure to control a dog, no rabies vaccination and no dog registration.

She has been released on a $1,000 bond. Her trial is set for March 15.

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