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CHEROKEE VILLAGE, Ark. (KTHV) - A judge heard a case Tuesday morning concerning a pitbull attack that took place in Cherokee Village, Arkansas in April.

According to Mayor Lloyd Hefley of Cherokee Village, an 80-year-old man was attacked in his front yard by several pit bulls while he was raking leaves. After the attack he had several stitches, including some to his head.

Hefley said the dogs were later found and taken into custody and are were being cared for by Cherokee Village Animal Control until a judge decided what to do with the case.

At the time of the incident, he added that the owners' claimed that the dogs did not bite the man is untrue since several witnesses have come forward.

At the hearing Tuesday, Hefley said the Weiands pleaded guilty to having vicious dogs and were ordered to pay a $350 fine, in addition to $900 in restitution to the victim. The couple has moved out of Cherokee Village and was allowed to take the dogs with them.

The owners, Anthony and Heather Weiand, created a support page for their pets --Kannon, Thunder, and Sarge-- to getting them released. You can find that information here:http://www.facebook.com/HelpSaveKannonThunderAndSarge.

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