Eventually, the owners signed the dog, named Lucy, over to Metro Animal Care and Control to be euthanized, but Lucy was never put down.
Officials say the family thought the dog was unjustly accused.
"Same dog we picked up about a month ago, in regards to a bite. We picked it up, held it for 10 days. They had signed it over, but they changed their mind. They came back and got the dog back. So, same dog," said Terry Jones with Metro Animal Care and Control.
When a dog bites, it's quarantined by Metro for 10 days. Then, on the 11th day, the owner has the right to pay fines and come and claim it.
This time, the owner surrendered all three of his dogs to animal control and told us off camera that they would not be going back to claim their dogs.
If a victim of a dog bite files a vicious claim in Metro, the animal shelter keeps the dog until a judge decides what should be done with it.
Officials at the shelter say no vicious claim was filed after the dog bit the first time.
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Monday, September 1 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:31:55 GMT
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