“Humane care laws say if a dog is injured, the owner must provide care. In many cases, like this one, the owner just turns him over to us instead,” Barbiers said.
“The incident occurred about a week prior to the notification, so he had already started healing. Our veterinarians treated him until Oct. 28, when he was put up for adoption, and he was adopted out on Oct. 30,” she said.
Byron remains in the area, but she would not specify whether he is in the city or suburbs.
“He was a great dog,” she said. “When I met him he was just the happiest and friendliest dog. It is great when we can find a great home for a dog like that.”
While Byron is enjoying a new home, Voissem is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 26.