Update on the Dogs

I confirmed with Animal Control that both dogs were collected yesterday.

They also told me that the owner is planning on following all of the requirements in order to get them back!

At first I was dismayed to hear that, but then, after re-reading what the city will require of her, I sincerely doubt that she will be able to afford it.

She has to build a “secure structure” for when the animals will be outside. Based on the description in the requirements it will have to be something similar to this, only bigger, to accommodate both dogs:

She also has to get at least ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS of Liability Insurance if she wants to keep these dogs.  And you know that can’t be cheap!

In addition, she will have to pay numerous fines, fees and charges as a result of the dog’s stay with Animal Control (Neutering, Room and Board, etc, etc…).

If, as she says, she’s already working two jobs to make ends meet, I cannot imagine how she will be able to afford any of this.

Not to mention the fact that she has to have it all done in 14 days.

Those dogs will not be coming back. (I hope…)



  1. urspo said,

    October 25, 2008 at 12:28 am

    still, it could be done.
    although I sense they won’t – or worse, diddle dally about it.
    So keep us up to date.

  2. the hobbit said,

    October 26, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    $100,000 worth of Insurance will buy a lot of packs of Marlboro Lights and cut-off jeans shorts. It’s a hard choice for white trash to make.

    TigerYogiji replies: It’s actually an African-American family, but, I’m sure that they’re from a similar socio-economic background…

  3. November 18, 2008 at 2:27 pm

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