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 an American Staffordshire terrier that attacked a U.S. Park Patrol police horse in Crissy Field last summer was required to file statements Thursday to determine financial responsibility for the dog’s care, but the documents submitted fail to provide that information. Read More
The many fans of Charlie the death row dog were overjoyed with an agreement that will spare the pooch’s life.
Charlie, an American Staffordshire terrier, attacked a U.S. Park Patrol officer and horse in an off-leash area of Crissy Field in August. After a vicious dog procedure, the pooch was ordered to be euthanized. Read More
As the saying goes, if you love something, set it free.
The story of Charlie the death row dog has become an international sensation ever since the young American Staffordshire terrier was condemned for attacking a U.S. Park Police horse in August. Many folks have come to the defense of Charlie — and his owner — because the Crissy Field incident was the first documented incident in which the dog behaved in such a way. Supporters are confident that their outrage is justified. Read More
Animal advocate groups believe Charlie’s owner is irresponsible and should give up custody in order to spare the American Staffordshire terrier from his death sentence.
Richard Rosenthal, legal counsel for The Lexus Project, a nonprofit aimed at protecting animals and not owners, spoke with KGO radio’s Tim Montemayor on Sunday about Charlie and his owner, David Gizzarelli. Read More
A proposal to relocate and rehabilitate the pit bull facing death for attacking a police horse has been rejected by the City Attorney’s Office, leaving the dog’s fate in limbo.
Charlie has been in custody at San Francisco's Animal Care and Control Center since Aug. 6, when he attacked a U.S. Park Police horse at Crissy Field. Stoney, the horse involved in the incident, suffered lacerations to its leg. The attack occurred at an off-leash area of Crissy Field. Read More
Charlie the death row dog is the talk of the town, but the American Staffordshire terrier’s victim is mending his wounds and has finally returned to work after more than two months off. 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