DNA tests confirm dog not a wolf hybrid

Green Bay Police Department

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - DNA tests confirm that a dog that bit a child in Green Bay is not a wolf hybrid, according to Green Bay Police.

DNA tests also confirm two other dogs seized from the owner are not wolf hybrids.

All three dogs have been returned to the owner. Police are working to dismiss a citation given to the owner for keeping an exotic animal.

On May 17, police were called to a report of a child bit by a dog. Family members of the dog's owner told the city's humane officer that the animal was a wolf hybrid. The owner denied it.

"Though the owner contradicted this information, we had to err on the side that the animal was indeed a wolf hybrid," police say.

The dog that bit the child was kept under a state-issued quarantine and later returned to the owner.

The dog's owner was told to apply for an excess animal permit.