Sylas the subject of police hearing Around Town, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Sep 25, 2008 at 5:41 pm
A hearing was held last Friday to determine whether Sylas, the Hope Street husky which neighbors have dubbed the "wolf dog," should be taken from its owners for attacking several small dogs and a postal carrier.
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Posted by Concerned Mother, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Oct 4, 2008 at 7:00 am
Let's be real. Animal ownership requires being responsible for that animal. This dog has shown that he can be aggressive and dangerous. I can see why the police are involved. They should be. The owners of Sylas are negligent. It isn't the dogs fault. He is just doing what unaltered male dogs do, protecting his territory. His owners should be keeping him home and under their control at all times. That is the law!
God help the owners if this dog hurts someones child. If they own their home they might not want to loose it in a lawsuit because of their dog. It's called liability.
Posted by dan, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Oct 5, 2008 at 8:41 pm
This is a public safety issue, therefore the police are involved. Dealing with complaints of a dangerous animal is the police department's duty, just as it is preventing and responding to other crimes. Because there is a threat to bodily safety, I'm sure they put this higher in priority over certain duties not directly related to safety but lower in priority than murders and kidnappings.