Our lovable dog Benji has been accused of killing a neighbor’s Guinea Pig who was outside its open fence. Despite the accusations Multnomah County animal Control has now Slapped Benji with a Level 4 Rating requiring a muzzle when walking and signs posted at our town house for dangerous animal.
Benjie is a Dorkie, Yorkshire terrier and Douchehound mix and is only 13 pounds. The neighbor of the dead guinea pig has been unruly, and was unwilling to take our offer of half the cost of a new animal. (Even though we feel the animal was dead prior to Benjie arriving.) This issue has now stretched near a month and the police have been called out to control our neighbor’s behavior. Walking by our house threatening to Poison Benjie with tainted meat and even threw a 6 to 8 inch rock at our fence with Benji on the other side. Things have gotten so bad with the neighbor that the landlord of the complex is reviewing evicting her and her family.
Then yesterday Animal control came to our house almost a month after the incident happen and slapped us with a level 4 infraction without a Prior warning from them as stated on section 12 part 2 of "Guide to resolving Animal Nuisances in your Neighborhood",
I felt The Animal Control Officer from her knocking on the door and her later mood, that she had a biest opinion on Benji and our family. And even had the infraction filled out before she came in. I really wish she had an open mind and heard both sides of the story first.
OK We need your help.
Please email us your opinion good or bad to see what options we have, Animal control official has classified our Benji as a level 4 threat and she is posting signs today. We are also forced to muzzle Benji when walking and also get him microchiped. Please note that our dog is NOT a pit bull and was very friendly to the officer even playing with her in our home.
Thank You for your time