Posted: June 19, 2022 4:03:38 PM
Modified: June 19, 2022 4:01:14 PM
DEERFIELD — Selectboard is awaiting a report from animal management officers earlier than deciding to carry a canine listening to after receiving a written grievance a few canine assault on Greenfield Street.
The council obtained a written grievance from Ashleigh Younger, a resident of 357 Greenfield Street, alleging her canine had been attacked by the downstairs neighbour’s canine 4 occasions since November 2021. In her letter, Younger stated she refused to name the police or the animal management middle for the primary three assaults, however contacted police after the Might 21 assault left her with a leg laceration and a canine’s head damage.
In her letter, Younger stated she deliberate to ship extra pictures of her canine’s damage. She stated she and her neighbors had been preventing canines to free her canine, “it did not calm down sufficient for us to interrupt free till somebody honked their horn whereas driving down (Routes) 5 and 10 and scared their canine. and ran in whereas their canines had been chasing us.”
“I am going to connect extra photos of (my) and my canine’s damage, I do know it could possibly be worse, sadly subsequent time their canine could also be injured,” she wrote.
Township Mayor Kayce Warren stated the suitable protocol could be for the choice board to ahead the grievance to the animal management officer, who could be required to put in writing a report. After the board receives that report, it has the choice to subject a public canine listening to.
“It is a type of forms of pretty rigorous hearings,” Warren stated, “the place you truly take proof in a roundabout way and decide.”
Selectboard chairman Trevor McDaniel stated he had learn the grievance and was awaiting an official report from animal management officers earlier than making any choices.
“I would like to see this reporting sheet, after which we are able to begin transferring ahead with the method,” he stated. Selectboard member Carolyn Shores Ness added that she believed the listening to was “mandatory” after seeing each Younger and her canine injured.
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