Sunday, July 19, 2009

Update on Stu the dog (not good....)

In their first meeting since the Court of Appeals ruled the death sentence against the long-incarcerated dog Stu could stand, the Board of Animal Services Commissioners on Monday proposed changing L.A.'s Municipal Code to allow the Board to overrule the General Manager's verdict of death against dogs the Animal Services department has determined to be dangerous, even after the appeals process has been exhausted, if new evidence becomes available.

Board Vice President Kathy Riordan pushed for strong action from the Board, both in a last-ditch attempt to ensure that ten year-old Stu would not be killed in the wake of the Appeals Court decision, which would allow L.A. Animal Services to euthanize the dog as early as July 23rd, and to help avoid similar situations from occurring again.

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