There are several pieces of information we would like to pass along to our supporters as we hope for a successful resolve to this matter. As many of you know, Marley is currently confined at the county animal shelter in Bay County Florida after having a biting incident after he was sleeping and a child grabbed him.
The most recent information we are getting is that Bay County as changed their dangerous dog laws to put them in unison with that of the state. This is important because this is something they should have been doing from the get go. There is no excuse for the delay in properly handling this matter. We are disgusted by the ignorance of state statutes as this creates not only a delay for the resolve, but it also is a taxpayer headache.
Finally, throughout all of the headache caused via the dangerous dog ordinance, it appears the owner will surrender the dog, and is fighting to do so. He has even picked out his new home, it is called Alaqua Animal Refuge. We have looked into this and do not see anything alarming or really anything to question. It seems like a good fit for Marley given everything he has come up against, if indeed the owner doesn’t want him back.
We will continue to bring you up to date on situations as they arise.