Prescott’s Dog May Not Return to Frisco ‘Without Further Court Order’

A 'dangerous dog' hearing scheduled for March 20 was canceled after Prescott and the city reached an agreement

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Dak Prescott's dog, which has been in quarantine at the Collin County Animal Shelter since Feb. 25, cannot return to Frisco, according to an order signed by a Frisco judge Wednesday.

The ruling came on an "Order to Release Dog" form dated Wednesday that canceled a "dangerous dog" hearing, originally scheduled for March 20.

The dog bit a Frisco resident when it got loose from Prescott's house Feb. 25, police said. The dog bit a resident who saw the dog fighting through the fence with another dog.

The dog will be transferred to its veterinarian until arrangements can be made to remove the it from Frisco. The dog will then not be able to enter Frisco without a court order.

A hearing for two animal "at large" citations for Prescott has yet to be scheduled.

Prescott's dog was quarantined for 10 days following the incident -- the quarantine was lifted, but the dog remained in the custody of the animal shelter until an outcome of the hearing was decided.

According to Frisco city statute, a "dangerous dog" is one who makes an unprovoked attack that causes injury and occurs in a place other than the enclosure in which the dog was being kept and that was reasonably certain to prevent the dog from leaving the enclosure on its own; or a "dangerous dog" is one who commits unprovoked acts in a place other than an enclosure in which the dog was being kept and that was reasonably certain to prevent the dog from leaving the enclosure on its own and those acts cause a person to reasonably believe that the dog will attack and cause bodily injury to that person.

According to our partners at The Dallas Morning News, "if the court rules that the dog is dangerous, it must be registered with animal control and kept on a leash when outside of its enclosure, and Prescott must obtain liability insurance for it or show the ability to cover at least $100,000 in damages from a potential attack. The court also could rule that the dog be euthanized if it determines that it caused serious bodily injury" [to the victim].

The incident happened at about 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, when a Frisco resident noticed two loose dogs fighting with another dog through a fence near the intersection of Princess Caroline Court and Hilton Head Lane.

Police said a loose dog offense is a Class C misdemeanor and could carry a fine of up to $500.

The Dallas Cowboys have not commented on the incident.

Read the full court order below.

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