Officials Must Stop Ordering Dogs Deemed 'Dangerous' to New Jurisdictions

The Buck Stops Where the Biting Incident Occurred Burien, WA - On July 24, Jeanette Cunningham was attacked by a pit bull on a public street in the City of Burien. She suffered permanent disfiguring injuries.1 In September, Burien banned the dog from their city limits. Like many U.S. municipalities, Burien will not euthanize a dog deemed "dangerous" if the animal can be relocated. In response to the city's actions, Jeanette's husband crafted a letter and poster that was publ… [Read full blog post]

Pit Bull Owner Lies After Dog Declared 'Dangerous,' Dog Attacks Again

Alorah Havern and her mother Julie Havern, November 10, 2009. 1-12 Month Sentence UPDATE 06/29/10: On May 3, Matthew J. Havern pleaded guilty to charges of dog attack causing serious injury, failing to register a dangerous dog, failure to maintain liability insurance for a dangerous dog, and failure to obtain a rabies shot and a license for his dog. In exchange for his plea, the Erie County District Attorney's Office dropped the critical and more serious charges of reckless… [Read full blog post]