Man makes first court appearance after Medford dog attack

Medford, Ore. — The man accused of allowing a dog attack that led to a dog’s death made his first appearance in court today.

During Charles Nathan’s arraignment today, he argued the charges filed against him were incorrect, despite his defense telling him to be quiet.

Nathan said in court, “Totally different than what the officer arrested me for, this is insanity, I’m very disappointed.”

Nathan’s bail was set at $250,000.

As for the dogs involved in the attack, they are all in the Jackson County Animal Shelter, where they will stay for the remainder of the investigation.

NBC5 News asked about what will happen to the dogs, and were told they don’t know yet, as they are still part of an evidence hold.

Barbara Talvert with the Jackson County Animal Shelter said, “We care for the dogs, we feed them, we walk them. Sometimes they’re here for a while until the case is resolved. And up until the case is resolved, all we do is care for the dogs.”

An evaluation of the dogs’ behavior will determine what will happen to each dog following the investigation.

Whether that means they’ll be euthanized, or be eligible for adoption, all of that will have to be determined.

Veterinarians will be checking their aggression levels and behavior towards other dogs and humans, the shelter will evaluate each dog.

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