Thursday, September 30, 2010

Brindi the dog is back at the pound

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Brindi the dog has been seized again from her owner in the Halifax area, and is back at the pound.
This follows an incident two weeks ago when Brindi was accused of attacking a neighbour's dog — a beagle-Labrador mix.
Two RCMP officers and an animal control officer seized Brindi Monday afternoon from her home in East Chezzetcook, located 35 kilometres east of Halifax.
Brindi's owner, Francesca Rogier, said she's devastated that her pet has been taken away again. She said she tried to hide Brindi from the officers, but there was nowhere to conceal her.
It's alleged Brindi attacked a dog in the neighbourhood two weeks ago while Brindi was under strict conditions that included wearing a muzzle.
Those conditions were imposed when Brindi was released back into Rogier's care in August.
Rogier made headlines when she fought a long and costly court battle to save her six-year-old shepherd mix from being euthanized.
After several aggressive confrontations with other dogs, Brindi was placed under a muzzle order. But in July 2008, she got loose from her East Chezzetcook home and bit another dog.
That's when Halifax bylaw officers seized Brindi. The dog was scheduled to be euthanized in August 2008, but it was postponed after Rogier made her application to the court.
In April, Dartmouth provincial court Judge Alanna Murphy ruled that Rogier undergo a training course with Brindi and that the dog be muzzled if it wasn't in a fenced-in area.
The judge also warned that Brindi would likely be put to death if there was another attack.
Brindi had spent two years at a shelter before she was adopted by Rogier in 2007.
Geoff Newton, a lawyer for the Halifax Regional Municipality, had argued that Brindi should be put down for the safety of the public and other animals.

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