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 such a sad situation. It is sickening to see the way a dog is ordered to be put to sleep, yet we house millions of rapists, murderers, burglars, etc., in jail – on the taxpayers’ dime. I understand that people and animals are looked at completely different, but this dog didn’t kill anyone, or even hurt anyone too badly. The little girl is OK, fortunately, and has no negative reaction to dogs now. It’s sad to see the way these cases are treated.

  2. Lord please save Jack’s life. Please send him to his Dad and brother where he will be safe. Amen!!:):)

  3. My parents are in the same situation with their dog. Their dog got out of the house by accident and bit their neighbor then ran away – he didn’t sit there and continue to bite or bark or maul or attack, he ran away. They are devastated and I’ve been trying to do everything I can to research how to save their dog. I personally believe that the animal control officers in charge who actually declare a dog dangerous don’t even personally evaluate the dog. They only look at what’s on a piece of paper. Every person working at the quarantine facility state that their dog is sweet, doesn’t bite and doesn’t bark. Even the animal control officer who took the dog originally pet the dog, picked him up and he never tried to bite or bark at her. They only want to save their dog from execution. These types of situations are so sad.


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