Dogs That Attack Neighbor Not Euthanized

Town of Hempstead sued to have three dogs that attacked a neighbor deemed dangerous and euthanized. Although the injuries incurred were sever, the court found that they were not “serious” as required by statute, and did not meet other statutory requirements. Thus, although the Court felt that the dogs were dangerous and should be euthanized, it was without authority to order it. Instead, the Court required that the dogs undergo behavior evaluation, be muzzled in public and be treated as dangerous dogs.

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