No death sentence for zoo dogs that mauled US boy
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The African painted dogs that mauled and killed a toddler at the Pittsburgh Zoo are in quarantine, but they will not be euthanised, a zoo official said on Monday.
"They will be kept in quarantine for 30 days" as officials pursue their investigation into Sunday's tragedy, spokesman Tracy Gray told AFP.
It was not yet clear what the dogs' fate would be after the quarantine period, but they will not be put down, she said.
The boy, identified as the son of a Pittsburgh area building designer, was standing on a railing when he lost his balance, fell and bounced off a mesh barrier into the dogs' compound.