Dangerous Dog Appeals Court
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Two months ago, Melissa and Richard Allard of Wilmington had their 2 dogs labeled dangerous by Animal Control. The Allard’s appealed the decision, and ended up in dog court Tuesday night. Karreen Watson, a Pekinese owner is the complainant and is scared for her dog. "I figured I'd be safe in my front yard to let her go outside. So now she doesn't go to the bathroom like she's supposed to because she's petrified,” said Watson. Melissa Allard, owner of a German Shepard and Jack Russell Terrier said, "They have not gotten off in several months, we're responsible owners. It's just hard for us to live with these restrictions." Well, those restrictions are now gone. The appeals panel ruled that the German Shepherd and Jack Russell are not dangerous. This verdict did not go over well with Karreen Watson. "My dog is a Pekinese. She weighs 9 pounds. I'm 62. I've had heart problems. I don't want to get upset. We don't want you to get upset. Well that's what you're doing to me," Watson said.

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Ms. Watson, your dog is not scared of the other dogs. It is just feeding off of your nervous state. I'm sure you are worried about everything because of your cardiac condition. Don't get too worked up about the other dogs. I have a large dog who is more mindful than children. He doesn't fight other dogs. As a matter of fact, he thinks all other dogs are just as playful as him which usually get him attacked about other dogs. It's how the dogs are trained and not their sizes that you have to worry about. Get to know your neighbors and you will get to know their dogs!!!
Very well said.