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Sacramento County spent $16,303 in legal fees to try and kill dog

SACRAMENTO, CA – Sacramento County lawyers have racked up $16,303 in legal expenses in their continuing fight to euthanize a dog that attacked a mail carrier.

Sandi York, 70, insists the female boxer mix named Bandit is not vicious and has waged an unprecedented three-year battle to save the dog’s life.

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The Sacramento County Counsel did not respond to multiple requests from News10 for an accounting of legal fees in the Bandit case, but San Francisco radio host Christine Craft was able to get a breakdown by fiscal year from the Sacramento County Executive Office…

Read the entire article on news10.net: Sacramento County spent $16,303 in fight over death row dog

Interesting story. Just how much tax payer money should be spent to kill a dog, and would it have been cheaper to but the dog through a retraining/certification program to see just how dangerous an animal it was, or if it was suffering undue stress? Kudos to the woman for fighting for her dog so strongly, it at least has demonstrated how unwilling bureaucracy is to fix problems rather than just remove them.

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