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Sylas the dog declared vicious animal

Original post made on Oct 7, 2008

To the relief of some downtown residents, Sylas -- the large dog from Hope Street that was the subject of a police hearing last month -- has been ruled a vicious animal by the Mountain View Police Department.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 6, 2008, 3:35 PM

Comments (9)

Posted by JayVee, a resident of Shoreline West
on Oct 7, 2008 at 8:10 am

I've known Sylas and their owners for years, and I'm deeply saddened by Mountain View's decision to take this fine animal from their owners and his home.

Posted by Walt, a resident of Shoreline West
on Oct 7, 2008 at 4:24 pm

Wait. Hold on. There is a commune in Los Altos Hills?

Posted by Walt, a resident of Shoreline West
on Oct 7, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Good Lord, it's true! Communists in L.A.H.! Web Link

Posted by Fascistpig, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 7, 2008 at 5:06 pm

OH LAWDS there are communists in L.A?


Posted by Amazed, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 9, 2008 at 10:41 am

About damn time if you ask me.

Posted by Didn't say she'd take dog, a resident of another community
on Oct 9, 2008 at 11:19 am

Stadler has the option of putting the dog to sleep OR letting owners keep him. It's understandable they don't want to turn him in the for decision, but if the owners have been too irresponsible to keep him onleash, this is their final wake-up call. They probably won't be more responsible though - people like that believe they are entitled to a different set of rules, even when their decisions endanger others - and now their dog is endangered. I have dog aggressive dogs, and in public, they're on leash, which is why they're not dangerous.

Posted by Luz, a resident of another community
on Oct 10, 2008 at 9:55 am

I feel sorry for the Sylas not for his owners because every dog needs training and apparently his owners never took the time to socialize him properly and now he is facing a fatal end to his life.

Shame on his owners!!

Posted by Bo, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 11, 2008 at 4:38 am

Let the dog live and put the owner to sleep instead.

Posted by Suz, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 12, 2008 at 6:01 pm

Sylas is a good, sweet dog. Sylas is no aggressive dog. I sometime mistake little dogs for rodents as well.

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