I usually don’t ask anything of the people that follow me. I don’t even post stupid “reblog if…” crap. But I am going to ask my followers, especially you dog lovers to help here, by signing this petition and if so inclined, writing a respectful letter to the Austin City Council to save these three wrongfully accused dogs.
Chris Grant’s Story
I was training my dogs Leo, Dawn, and Gorgo in a parking lot near Jester Blvd. My dogs (all leashed, harnessed, and tied to a secured, backup rope coming from the frame of my SUV) were attacked by an off-leash dog that was running loose in the parking lot.
The owner of the dog couldn’t keep his dog under control, so it kept attacking us. Instead of pulling his dog out of our reach, he repeatedly punched and kicked my dogs, in attempt to stop them from fighting back.
After I waved someone down & told them to call 911, I handed him the leash to Leo, and separated Gorgo and the off-leash dog. The owner untied Dawn’s leash while I was separating Gorgo and the dog, and tied Dawn to a tree. When I looked up, he was kicking and punching her while she was tied up. His dog attacked me once I pulled Gorgo away.
Finally, he got his dog under control and mine were secured in my SUV.
The ambulance and police finally showed up, walking right past me bleeding, lying on the ground & having an asthma attack, to treat the person who claimed he had been attacked by a pitbull.
An Animal Control officer came out to the scene. He said he was taking my animals because they were off leash during the time of dog fight. I corrected him, and he said he was going to take them anyway.
Meanwhile, the dog that bit me went straight home and wasn’t issued the state-required quarantine until 7 days after the incident. In fact, it wouldnt have been issued at all if I hadn’t requested it. My bite report was “lost.”
A sworn statement is on file from a witness that the owner of the off-leash dog wasn’t bitten at all.
I didn’t witness anyone being bitten by my dogs.
An Order for Destruction was requested by the investigating Animal Control officer without seeking any account of the incident, other than the owner of the off-leash animal.
Austin City Council’s email:
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