Looking for Advice on Dealing with Animal Control
February 5, 2013 5:05 PM Subscribe
How to best deal with animal control taking away family dogs after an incident?
posted by ldthomps to pets & animals (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My friend adopted two Italian Mastiffs several months ago. The breed is often dog agressive, and they had successfully trained their previous rescue, so they have been working extensively with the dogs and a trainer. Today the dogs were out with their dogwalker and one of the dogs attacked another dog. Later in the day Animal Control came and took the dogs away. My friend has been told they can write a letter asking to have the dogs stay with them until a Animal Control decision is made about the dogs. They have a fenced yard in suburban Maryland, USA.
Does anyone have any experience with animal control taking away dogs? What is likely to happen next? Any sense as to whether they'll be able to have the dogs home with them in the short term? If not both dogs, maybe the dog that didn't attack another dog? Any advice on how to deal with Animal Control, other than to be polite and state their case for dog safety?