Bosco released to owners on Friday

Bosco, the dog at the center of a controversy in Fulton County, was released on Friday following a 10-day quarantine.

According to a Fulton County Sheriff’s Office press release, Bosco needed to be quarantined for 10 days “to fulfill the Fulton County Health Department requirements for the incident that occurring on Dec. 26, 2015. This would have normally been done with the legal owners of Bosco, however, they were unable to do so because someone else had Bosco.

“On Dec. 30, 2015, we expressed to both the legal owners and the Lucas County Pit Crew our intentions for Bosco after the quarantine period had expired. There was never any intentions of euthanizing Bosco.”

Friday, the legal owners met with the Lucas County Pit Crew group and transferred ownership as set in section 955.11 of the Ohio Revised Code, according to the release.

The Lucas County Pit Crew was happy to see Bosco released, saying on Facebook, “Right back where he belongs! Bosco is forever grateful to everyone who stood up and spoke out for him. He is alive today because of your support!”