Owner to be cited after dog attack

The owner of several dogs on a midtown property will face multiple citations after a dog attack.

Posted: Oct 17, 2019 6:44 PM
Updated: Oct 17, 2019 7:22 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The owner of several dogs involved in a dog attack will face multiple citations. 

John Martorelli, the owner of nine dogs involved in the attack in which a puppy was mauled to death, will face a total of three citations.

The city issued Martorelli one citation for confinement violations, another for inadequate upkeep of vaccinations and a third for neglect.

The city also issued Martorelli a vicious dog warning as a result of the attack.

According to a Facebook post, Martorelli has agreed to surrender six of the eight dogs he has left and has been fully cooperative with authorities. 

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