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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:24 pm

Despite objections from the woman who turned her over to Lodi’s animal control services, Bailey, a pit bull mix, was euthanized Tuesday.

According to Animal Control Officer Brena DeFazio, the supervisor who had postponed euthanizing Bailey re-evaluated the pit bull mix’s aggression test and decided to move ahead with the decision.

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  • Dana Warner posted at 2:33 pm on Wed, Jul 30, 2014.

    Dana K Posts: 1

    This story is so heartbreaking I can't even hardly take it. It's actually disgusting. Someone in Stockton is looking for their pet... I hope they read the Lodi paper so they can stop looking. This story is even more disturbing than the story about the two lost dogs a sheriff found in the vineyards. The Lodi shelter wouldn't take them so the sheriff took them and left them where he found them. All the while (according to the owners) the dogs were chipped with their current owner's information who were, in fact, frantically looking for them! Did the shelter even scan those dogs?? Thankfully, because of good people and a little luck (and the Lodi Sentinel running the story!), that story had a happy ending. The shelter told me once when I picked up a lost dog in Woodbridge that they couldn't take dogs that were found outside of Lodi's city limits and that I would have to take it to Stockton...it was "POLICY". That's exactly what I was told. So they took Bailey, which was found outside the city limits, and kill her within days because they have a "POLICY" that they can't let "aggressive" dogs out? They broke one of their supposed "policies"...why not break another one to save the dog's life and give it back to Jackie who was more than willing take responsibility?? And she couldn't have been that aggressive for Jackie to be able to rescue her...AND she wasn't aggressive to Jackie or her own pet! Crazy. Some animals when they are frightened react with aggression. I imagine the shelter is a bit chaotic and scary. According to the shelter's own "policy" (according to what I had been told) they shouldn't even had accepted this dog. I hope the owners turn up. Everything about this is so wrong. Why not just give the dog back to Jackie and have her sign a liability release form?! I feel so bad for Jackie. She was only trying to help this animal and trusted the shelter to also help. I'm aware that the shelter is capable of good things...this is NOT one of them! Sadly, what's done is done. How do we get a no-kill shelter in this town?

  • barbara wells posted at 11:09 am on Wed, Jul 30, 2014.

    barbara wells Posts: 25

    The only way the rescues could help Bailey is if a new home was found for the pit bull mix. The dog could then be removed from the Lodi shelter, re-evaluated and trained by a rescue shelter, and sent to her new home." Jackie said she would take the dog back rather then have it killed. Bailey was not aggressive towards her own dog. Why wouldn't they release the dog back to her? They couldn't wait a while longer for the rescue groups, or some other help? Keep in mind all this happened within a course of 9 days. Those test are unreliable and tainted by pit bull hysteria. Face it. They just didn't want to deal with another pit bull and "euthanized", fancy word for killing the dog. I feel sorry for the dog of course and for Jackie who was just trying to do the right thi=



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