Please Save Snaps! SeaTac Washington Pitbull Scheduled to be Killed

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Originally Posted: 30 June 2009

Please Save Snaps! SeaTac Washington Pitbull Scheduled to be Killed

From Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN) and Care2 Petition Site

Tell King County Animal Control to let Best Friends Animal Sanctuary take Snaps and let him live.


Sign the online petition here

And/Or better yet, make direct contact:

Nancy McKenney
Acting Manager, King County Animal Control
phone (206) 205- 6306


On June 22, 2009 a group of young teens were observed abusing a Pit Bull on the streets of Washington. When two women intervened the teens attacked them and then used the dog as a weapon against them. This was not the dogs fault. The only fault here is that of the teens that facilitated the attack. Even one of the victims acknowledges this. Fortunately both women are going to be okay.

The dog, however, is going to be killed. The teens, the ones at fault, will probably get probation. This is not fair. This dog, Snaps, deserves justice. Look at his face, look into his eyes. It obvious he has never known any kindness and has a broken soul.

Christine Lange, Communications Manager for the King County Department of Executive Services and Facilities Management Division: basically the case is still under investigation, and the fate of Snaps, (who has been turned over to King County Animal Care & Control), which may be declared a “dangerous dog,” is still undecided. She wrote:

Thank you for the opportunity to offer an update. We can share that the owner of the dog has surrendered the dog over to King County Animal Care and Control (KCACC). The case is a possible felony open investigation by the King County Sheriff’s Department and we may be required to care for the dog past its 10-day required quarantine period while the investigation continues.

KCACC always keeps public safety, the laws and animal welfare concerns foremost in our work and actions. The laws are such that when a dog causes such severe and multiple bites, it may be declared a “dangerous dog” and is subject to the local regulations regarding confinement, removal from the area, and/or possible euthanasia. At this point, we also do not know if the owners or the children of the owners spent time “training” the dog to attack or defend, so we would have to be careful and consider the safety of placing it with another family or organization.

We appreciate the concern members of the public have expressed on behalf of the dog, and we can always use the help of people who are passionate about helping animals. If anyone is interested in volunteering to be a foster parent to one of our adoptable animals, please visit our web site.

Christine Lange
Communications Manager

Thank you for everything you do for animals!

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