WALDOBORO — Police say a pit bull owned by a Waldoboro family that attacked the family’s 12-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy has been euthanized.

Police say the family will not face any charges other than having an unlicensed dog because the animal had never before exhibited aggressive behavior. The Bangor Daily News reports that the owners could have faced charges of keeping a dangerous dog.

The attack last month landed both children in the hospital. The owner had to pry the dog’s jaws off one of the children. Both are recovering.

The decision to euthanize the animal was made by the owner.

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