Two pit bulls reportedly responsible for the death of another dog in an attack in Winslow last month will remain in quarantine at the Humane Society Waterville Area pending the resolution of charges against their owners, according to an animal control officer.

Sharron Carey was injured in the Aug. 30 attack on Lucille Avenue in Winslow and her dog, Fergie Rose, was killed. Two Staffordshire terriers, Bentley and Kole, broke loose from a double fence in their backyard and mauled the dog.

The Staffordshire terriers — one of the breeds commonly referred to as pit bull — were placed in quarantine at the humane society following the attack, and Carey and her husband have asked that they be euthanized.

Winslow Animal Control Officer Chris Martinez said Friday that after the expiration of the 10-day quarantine order the court issued, another order was issued requiring that the dogs continue to remain in quarantine until the case is resolved.

The dogs’ owners, Danielle Jones and Brandon Ross, are charged with keeping a dangerous dog , a civil violation, and are scheduled to appear in court Sept. 20.

“The humane society will keep the dogs until the judge decides what the dogs’ fate is,” Martinez said.

If Jones and Ross plead guilty Sept. 20, a decision will be made then, he said.

Lisa Smith, executive director of the Humane Society Waterville Area, said the dogs originally were released to their owners Friday morning after a “miscommunication” regarding the quarantine; but after the owners were made aware of the new court order, they “complied right away” in returning the animals to the society.

“It’s just safer all around,” Smith said. “(Jones) has been getting death threats; there have been death threats against the dogs. It’s just safer all around for us to keep them for now.”

She also said keeping the dogs at the shelter for the time being will prevent them from breaking loose again and being a threat to public safety.

“It’s good for the safety of everyone involved,” she said. “We want to make sure this doesn’t happen again.”

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368

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