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
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.
A vicious dog mauling in a Nob Hill park has put the spotlight on The City’s rarely enforced leash laws.On the evening of Feb. 26, Kim Ferguson, 45, took her 12-pound poodle, Dijon, for one of his three daily walks to Huntington Park in Nob Hill. The 12-year-old pooch was led on a leash to the outer area of the park because, Ferguson said, he was much smaller than the other dogs. Read More
The Police Department isn’t the only city agency enduring hefty costs related to the Occupy SF movement.Animal experts have been dropping by the Justin Herman Plaza camp weekly to check on the conditions and health of dogs living there, and those efforts are adding to The City’s already-pricey tab to watch over the movement. Read More
Brooklyn sculpture artist Tom Otterness shot and killed a dog on film and called it art in 1977 when he was 25 years old. But that act, which he has apologized for throughout years, continues to haunt his successful career and ignites debates whenever he is selected for public art commissions. Read More
Dogs better watch their backs at the Occupy SF camp.
Three pooches residing at the Justin Herman Plaza space have tested positive for the highly contagious and deadly parvovirus, putting all four-legged friends there at risk, according to San Francisco Animal Care and Control. Read More
The San Francisco Animal Control and Welfare Commission will vote Thursday on whether to send a letter to Mayor Ed Lee, the Arts Commission and the Board of Supervisors asking them to rescind the two art contracts with artist Tom Otterness. Read More