A long-fought battle to retain custody of a family pet will officially end Saturday, when Gary and Susan Kolb send their remaining African Boerboel to a shelter in Utah.
The Kolb family agreed in March to give up Imani, the remaining 100-lb. dog of the two they originally had. Jumba, the family’s other pet dog, died of cancer in a shelter in January.
Gary and Susan Kolb were forced to give up their dogs after Jefferson Police found one of them without a muzzle on an early morning walk, despite a court order to always be bound when in public. Jumba and Imani have been in a shelter since Oct. 2011.
The court order came as a result of the dogs knocking over a woman in Jersey City in 2008, which was followed by two incidents of biting on two different people.
Jefferson Township also expects the Kolbs to pay about $10,000 to the town for the sheltering and feeding of the dogs, nj.com reported.