West Des Moines "vicious" dog surrendered by owners


WEST DES MOINES, Iowa- The West Des Moines owners of a dog, declared "vicious" by the city, has been turned over to the Furry Friends Refuge.

The dog, "Teyo" bit two people, and prompted mail service to be suspended in the 9th Street neighborhood.

Martin and Kari Misner told police they loved their dog, and wanted to keep him, but knew they needed to do what was best for the neighborhood.

The dog's behavior will be evaluated, trained. The Refuge says is Teyo completes the training, it's possible the dog could be placed in a facility or a home outside the Des Moines metro area.

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