Whether the male dog would be euthanized was unclear this afternoon.
"We're really waiting for the outcome of the investigation with the Cape Coral Police Department," Leath said. "It really depends after speaking with the family.
"We're waiting to get in contact with the owners and get a final disposition from them," he added.
Officials also are waiting to talk to all the parties involved before deciding what to do with the female Weimaraner.
"We're trying to give the family time to deal with the situation," Leath said. "We're looking out for the best interests of everyone involved."
According to Leath, a Weimaraner is "a sporting breed of dog that works in agility." Employed with the county for more than three years, he said this is the first fatal dog attack that he is aware of.
"We encourage everyone to exercise due caution and make sure animals are well supervised," Leath said. "I'm not sure if this played into this event or not, but our recommendation is to make sure all animals are supervised."