Kno the pit bull is no longer a ward of Effingham County’s animal shelter.
The dog, which attacked Wesley Frye, then 5 years old, last year left the county earlier this month.
Under an order from Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Judge William Woodrum last month, the dog was spared euthanasia, provided it would be sent to a New York state animal refuge. Judge Woodrum also decreed that the Glen Wild Animal Refuge would be under the court’s jurisdiction for any matter regarding the dog. The judge’s order sparing the dog’s life was issued about two weeks after a hearing that included the gripping testimony of Wesley’s mother Melissa Frye.
At the refuge, Kno will not be put up for adoption again and will not be allowed near children.