Havoc the dog euthanized in Guntersville over 16 months after 2021 attack

Havoc's owner Valina Jackson was denied final motions minutes before the dog was euthanized
Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 5:24 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2023 at 12:38 PM CST
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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Havoc the Dog was euthanized on Monday morning, 16 months after attacking a woman in Marshall County leaving scars on her arms and scalp.

The dog was euthanized at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 23, according to Guntersville City Prosecutor Kelsey Yoste.

Havoc’s owner Valina Jackson filed a federal lawsuit to stop the procedure, but her motion was denied minutes before the scheduled time due to the court’s lack of jurisdiction in the case.

Last week, a Marshall County official confirmed the city would move forward with the procedure after over a year of court appearances. An earlier appeal made by the dog’s owner to the state supreme court was denied with a no opinion.

City Prosecutor Yoste said the euthanization was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 18. The City delayed that scheduled date expecting motions or injunction requests from Jackson.

Teri Angel, who was attacked by Havoc 16 months ago, said the entire process has been exhausting.

“I just want this to be closed,” Angel said. “I want this to be over. I want to be able to not every day and not just weighing on me.”

Angel said the legal process has put as much of a toll on her as the attack itself.

“I don’t even know if I’ll be ale to live my own life with all this anger if I can’t hold someone responsible,” he said. “I just want it over. I shake again and I’m sick of it.”