A judge in Fulton County Eastern District Court has granted a continuance in the case of a man charged with failing to register a dog which had previously been determined to be vicious because it is considered a “pit bull” mix. A pretrial conference was set for 9 a.m., Oct. 9.
A dog belonging to Swanton resident Tim Bork, was identified by acting Fulton County Dog Warden Brian Bannister as being a Brazilian mastiff mix which he considers to be a “pit bull”-type dog.
However, that breed is not specifically mentioned in the language of Swanton’s ordinance, which lists breeds it considers pit-bull types.
Therefore, Bork said he didn’t register his dog. Now, he faces up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.