The more than $9,000 bill to house and care for the American Staffordshire terrier that attacked a U.S. Park Police horse last summer will be split between the dog’s former owner and San Francisco.
On Monday, U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins said the costs should be split between David Gizzarelli and San Francisco, considering that Gizzarelli has no means of paying — despite raising roughly $17,000 through online contributions to help save Charlie the dog. Read More
The owner of San Francisco’s death row dog, Charlie, says he will fight a decision issued late Monday night to go through with euthanizing the American Staffordshire terrier.
“I’m devastated,” David Gizzarelli said. “There seems to be a lot of bad things going on.”
But new information obtained by The San Francisco Examiner on Tuesday shows that Charlie has not been a model pooch.
Nicole Macias is one of tens of thousands of pet owners who has been touched by the story of Charlie, the San Francisco dog now on death row. During his incarceration, Charlie has made more human friends than he will ever know, including Macias. By Monday night, more than 90,000 people had signed an online petition at www.Causes.com to free Charlie, and the City Attorney’s Office’s Facebook page had been inundated with comments from around the world seeking his release. Read More
At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, David Campos announced that he is asking the budget and legislative analyst to conduct a performance review of the San Francisco Housing Authority. He repeatedly stated (so you know it’s true) that “the focus is not on individuals or personalities” but “what is happening to address the needs of the residents.” Read More
Supervisor Scott Wiener is trying hard to fix Muni, but no one wants to pay for it. With $420 million in deferred maintenance and a $100 million deficit each year, the prospect of getting our public-transportation system on track is getting more remote. Read More