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    Default Viewers Rush to Rescue Penny

    Not sure whether anybody saw this story on a current affair at all but it once again goes to show how crazy things have got at a council level and the fact that the person/s making these decisions are never held accountable.
    I especially like the comment from council when fronted by the media, "we are unable to comment on that" why? they made the decision now stand up and explain it. just seems easier to say i cant comment, what a cop out

    Viewers rush to rescue Penny

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    I am not surprised at all. I registered my cats twice as I found out they were not listed.
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    I think the lady should be held accountable for letting her dog harrass her neighbours.

    She'd already been fined for letting her dog off lead in an onlead area and it goes and chases the neighbours as well. I'm surprised it didn't get a kick in the head for that.

    I don't care how small and cute the dog is, it should not be allowed to charge up at, bark at, harrass or bite other people and dogs. And if it has been declared dangerous, how is it she was allowed to take it out in public unmuzzled? Chi's can be very fierce.

    And there were 14 of them reported for attacks in NSW last year. You can bet there were more that went unreported.

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    I really can't imagine how a 12 year old, toothless and almost blind Chihuahua could possibly be dangerous. At worst it's an annoying little dog, perhaps with an annoying owner. But dangerous? Come on! I think the whole thing is completely bizarre and just another example of red tape gone mad.

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    It's still perfectly capable of ruining some pantihose.

    Annoying dogs are generally given a hard time by council, because they annoy other residents who then annoy the council.

    Part of the problem is that there is one rule covering all breeds, sizes, health and ages. And some can do serious damage very quickly. Not sure how much a toothless chi can do but if it's harassing or attacking an old person with thin skin and diabetes - it can still do life threatening damage.

    If the dog couldn't walk, I'd be convinced but it seems to run around and bark at people just fine.

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    Totally agree margoo, annoying yes, dangerous no.

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    If the media is correct, then this owner allowed her dog to wander and attack.

    Brisbane Courier mail 28 July

    "But council animal control officers found last week there was enough evidence the pint-sized pooch "menaced a person causing fear" and "carried out a menacing attack" on a neighbour at a Bent St unit block in Mundingburra around December 1, 2010."

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    "She reported that the dog ran towards her growling and snapping at her legs on the stairs at her block of units, forcing her to cling to a hand rail," Mr Lyons said.
    "The lady was distressed by the ordeal and after investigating the matter and taking evidence the council informed the owner of our intention to take action over the dog."



    Half-blind, arthritic chihuahua classed a menace by city | Courier Mail
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    Well I hope the owner keeps her beloved dog restrained for the rest of her days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    Well I hope the owner keeps her beloved dog restrained for the rest of her days.
    Not 100% sure if that was tongue in cheek .....But anyways.....So do I Pugger.

    I saw the episode on the telly....Basically a biased trial by media, tugging at people's heart strings.


    We all have to comply with regulations. Just as we all should display responsible dog ownership.
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    The dog could be a tripping hazard too.

    Dangerous - yes. Dangerous dog, owner and reporters.

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