Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Dachshund 'Spork' Bites Vet Tech - Labeled Vicious Dog - May Be Euthanized!
If you're looking for a new place to call home - stay away from Lafayette, Colorado, where 10-year-old Dachshund 'Spork' bit a vet tech who approached his face with scissors, and now he is fighting for his life after the city has labeled him a "vicious dog!" Excerpt from The Denver Channel:
In August, Spork's humans, Kelly and Tim Walker, said Spork bit a veterinary technician during an exam at Jasper Animal Hospital in Lafayette. As a result of the attack, the Walker’s said both the vet tech who was bit and the veterinarian of the animal hospital filed reports with animal control.
If the Walker’s are found guilty of owning a vicious dog Spork could be euthanized or kenneled.
“I went to that vet thinking they were trained to take care of my dog properly,” said Kelly.
According to state law in Colorado, a dog owner is not liable for a dog bite if the person bitten is a vet, groomer or anyone who works closely with animals.
But city of Lafayette is asserting home-rule exception, which means they do not have to follow state law.
Crikey, what a mess. Read more and see another video at The Denver Channel, and become a fan of Spork on his facebook page: Save Spork! The case is scheduled to go to court in April.