No charges in fatal dog mauling, dog euthanized

Cindy Whisman (Contributed Photo)

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP/WDTN) – The Butler County sheriff says no criminal charges will be filed in a fatal dog attack, but the animal was euthanized Thursday afternoon.

A statement from Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says 59-year-old Cindy Whisman of Madison Township was mauled Monday in her backyard, suffering multiple injuries to her face, neck and body.

Whisman’s daughter, Julie Whisman, owns the dog, which was described as a pit bull. She voluntarily turned it over to the sheriff’s office.  The sheriff confirmed it was put down.

Jones says no one knows why the dog attacked the woman, who was in the backyard of the home with her grandson. He was not injured.

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