Owner of dogs that attacked woman, girl in Mandan sentenced

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) The owner of two dogs that authorities say attacked a 7-year-old girl and her mother in Mandan last summer has been ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that Antoinette Fleck recently pleaded guilty in municipal court to violating the city's vicious dog ordinance. She was ordered to pay restitution for the victims' medical bills and lost wages and also $500 in fines and court fees.

Authorities say the dogs attacked the girl and her mother while they were walking July 22. The girl suffered a broken leg and also needed hundreds of stitches.

The dogs were euthanized after the attack.

The City Commission is working to update the vicious dog ordinance to better define the control and restrictions of animals and to increase penalties.