UPDATE: Wisconsin Humane Society Caring for Wolfdog

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UPDATE

FRIDAY 5/25/2018

Police Chief Smith has given his thoughts on the negativity Senior Humane Officer Malory Meves has received following the report of this story:

Officer Meves is a true professional dedicated to improving the lives of animals as well as keeping people safe in our community.

She does a fantastic job and I couldn’t be more proud of the work that she does.

WEDNESDAY 5/23/2018 7:02 p.m.

The Wisconsin Humane Society has released a statement regarding Hudson, the wolfdog taken into custody earlier in the week,

The Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus is currently caring for a reported wolfdog following a bite incident in the City of Green Bay. Our hearts go out to the child and family involved, and we thank the community for their compassion and thoughtfulness following this incident.

Wild animals do not have a quarantine period dictated by law following a bite incident, but as we have been asked to follow traditional domestic dog protocols, the animal is on a quarantine to watch for any signs of rabies, as well as to be DNA-tested to determine his genetic makeup.

If the results reveal that he is purely a domestic canine, we will work with local law enforcement and the original owner to determine next steps.

If the results reveal that he has wolf within his genetic makeup, the path for him is not yet determined, but he cannot legally reside in the City of Green Bay. WHS and local authorities are considering all options for Hudson, knowing we need to balance the animal’s wellbeing, the safety of the community, legal compliance, and our desire to seek positive outcomes for animals. We thank you for your support and patience as we await test results, and we will update the public when we know more.

ORIGINAL STORY

MONDAY 5/21/2018 3:06 p.m.

Police seized a wolf-dog hybrid after the animal reportedly bite a child on the west side of Green Bay.

The incident took place on May 17 around 11 a.m.

A K-9 officer seized the animal which is illegal to own in city limits. 

The Hybrid weighs nearly 108 pounds and stands 37 inches tall.

Police say exotic animals pose a public health and safety hazard to residents.

A 46-year-old man faces fines of more than $1,600.

The condition of the child is not known at this time. 

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