The alleged owners of four dogs
that savaged a 7-year-old girl in Murupara have reappeared in
Charlotte Boyt, 31, and Gareth Clive Boyt, 35, were jointly
charged under Section 58 of the Dog Control Act with owning
four dogs that caused serious injury.
They appeared before a registrar in Rotorua District Court
today and were remanded at large without plea until May 21.
Sakurako Uehara was mauled by the Staffordshire bull
terrier-cross dogs on March 3.
A large crowd was in the public gallery to support the two
accused who held hands throughout their short appearance.
After the attack the dogs were put down.
Sakurako faces years of reconstructive surgery to repair
extensive wounds to most of her body. She suffered more than
100 bites to her face, limbs and almost every part of her
- Rotorua Daily