Milo

A Justice of the Peace Court this past week deemed a Mastiff that attacked another dog at a park near Newport earlier this summer as a dangerous dog.

The court also set strict stipulations before the dog's owner can get the animal back, and that doesn't sit well with Kathy Ramunno.

Her daughter owns Milo, the Rottweiler puppy that was attacked and had to have a front leg amputated as a result.

"Even though the dog has been deemed dangerous, she can still get her dog back. She did not show up to court."

WDEL attempted to reach Dawn Monzo at a number she gave the Ramunnos but that line has been disconnected.

Ramunno says the stipulations imposed upon Monzo by the courts include paying fines and costs associated with the attack on Milo, as well as obtaining liability insurance for her dog and having the canine muzzled.

"Even the fact that she's being given the option to get her dog back just astounds me, I don't understand it."

The Mastiff is currently being held in quarantine at the Brandywine Valley SPCA where shelter officials say Monzo has not contacted them or visited the dog.

Ramunno says Milo is doing better and the family is looking into the possibility of getting him a prosthetic.

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