concerned about dangerous dog charge
July 29, 2009 5:50 AM Subscribe
Help. Our dog bit another dog and is now a 'dangerous dog.' Now what?
posted by TheAfterlgow to pets & animals (42 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Basics: We have a three-year-old German Shepherd rescue dog. About three weeks ago she bit another dog on the leg--the damage to the leg was enough for the other dog to be euthanized. Three weeks later, we have been to court and our GSD is now designated a 'dangerous dog.'
My question is what should we do now? If she bites a dog again, we might be facing a misdemeanor charge--our security clearances, and subsequently, our jobs could be lost. We love her dearly, and would love to keep her, but are currently deciding whether that is too much to have hanging over our heads for the next 8-10 years. If we give her back to the rescue, she still has that dangerous dog charge and finding a home for her would be that much more difficult. Does a dangerous dog charge carry over to other states? Would we be able to adopt her out to a state that has less strict dog bite laws (Alabama for instance) and have the charge go away?
We are contacting the rescue for options, but any advice or knowledge from people who have been in this situation would be helpful. Thanks!