Family Desperate To Save Dog That Was Ruled Dangerous

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Jack is a friendly 7-year-old Sheltie that last month was startled by his owner’s granddaughter and bit her. It was the first and only time Jack ever was aggressive and bit someone. Since the little girl had to have a few stitches the EMT’s were required to report the dog to animal control. Now Jack has been ruled a dangerous dog and ordered to be euthanized. Jack’s family is desperate to save him.

On Wednesday March 27th Jack bit his owner’s granddaughter when he was startled by her. It is believed the little girl scared Jack when she stepped on his foot. It was the only time he ever became aggressive or bit anyone. The little girl had to have four stitches and is healing well, she won’t even have a scar and is not even afraid of dogs due to the incident.

Since the little girl required stitches the EMTs had to report Jack to animal control.  Animal control required that Jack be quarantined for 10 days and the family was told to appear in court. A judge ruled that Jack was a dangerous dog and needed to be put down. The family is appealing the order in hopes of saving their beloved dog. The family has arranged for Jack to go live with his breeder in the country so he can be with his father and brother and won’t be around children.

After the 10 day quarantine ended the family has been charged $40 a day for the humane society to board Jack while they wait for their appeal, a process that could take up to 60 days. Meanwhile since Jack is being held under court order as a dangerous dog he is not allowed out of his cage. If you would like to help save Jack, visit the Help Save Jack Facebook page.

11 thoughts on “Family Desperate To Save Dog That Was Ruled Dangerous”

  1. This is way sad. Shelties are startled easily and that is probably what occurred. We have Shelties and I would be sick if this occurred. I think the puishment is a way over done!

  2. This crazy! The punishment doesn’t fit the crime (if it is even considered one). Jack’s family is willing to do changes to ensure everyone’s safety. We should also consider how this will affect the grand daughter. She could blame herself if Jack gets killed. This is devastating…

  3. This is awful and if the dog was frightened it was his only form of defence please don’t let this beautiful dog die for nothing

  4. If somebody steps on MY foot, my first impulse is to give them a good shove. I don’t, but I’ve come close. A small delicate dog like a Sheltie would just react instantly to the pain.

    Putting the dog down is absurd, cruel, and unnecessary. People are way overreacting. The dog DID NOT attack the girl. I don’t think we need to start insisting that dogs just lie down and act like dish rags if they are hurt and do it instantly!

    The judge is an ass.

  5. yeah, been there done that. THIS IS WHY THE “HUMANE SOCIETY/ANIMAL CONTROL” IS NOTHING BUT A FRICKIN LEGAL WAY TO GET $$$$$$$$$$$ FOR THE CITY IN WHICH IT RESIDES. Animal control officers are assholes with badges that know NOTHING about animals, and have the city behind them to enforce any means neccessary to collect cash. And the sad part is the humane societies, who have the potential to do good things, associate and make possible the legal and financial hardships that the cities impose on pet owners. SHAME ON THEM. It seems only logical ANYONE dealing with animals would have some kind of education about animal behavior. You can be sure all animal control officers are men with issues. I feel so sorry for this family. I had an issue like this as well, and am sorry to say no recourse. 9 years later I’m still crying over my loss. I hope all those involved rot in hell.


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