Roxy, a female pittbull mix, bit a neighbor while agitated, pregnant, and exceedingly uncomfortable in 90+ degree weather. Roxy was also under duress as her owner was agitated during a confrontation with a neighbor and the police [NOTE: The conflict may have happened AFTER the bite. I have been told two different stories.]. The person who was bitten does NOT want Roxy destroyed, but the responding officer, who is not an animal behaviorist, determined that Roxy is "aggressive" and a threat to people. [Second NOTE: I have been told that the officer HAD to label Roxy aggressive according to the wording of the ordinance.] Roxy has since had her puppies (seven husky/pitt mixes) and has been videotaped meeting all kinds of people with wagging tail and kisses. All of the shelter staff feel that she is not a threat, including at least one who is a certified animal evaluator. Judge Ninomiya has never even met the dog. This is a severe miscarriage of justice and arbitrary. Other dogs who have bitten people have NOT been ordered destroyed. Roxy should be given another chance. PLEASE sign and SHARE!
Video of Roxy: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=736773693016532
- Honorable Judge Chris Ninomiya, Dickinson County, Michigan
Vacate the order to destroy the pittbull mix known as Roxy, currently housed at the Almost Home Animal Shelter. Give her another chance.
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