Dog adoption questioned after attack

March 23, 2010

A dog involved in a vicious attack was adopted from the Humane Society of Indianapolis less than two months before the incident. The dog’s owner, Shawn Middleton, 25, faces four misdemeanor counts stemming from the early-March attack, in which two pit bulls injured a 23-year-old Indianapolis man. Police shot and killed one of the dogs, Yoda, which Middleton adopted on Jan. 8. Humane Society CEO John Aleshire said the dog was at the shelter for more than six weeks and the only aggressive behavior it showed came immediately following major surgery.