I just read about a shelter dog named Dusty over on KC Dog Blog. Please read Brent’s post and click the link he has to an online petition aimed at saving Dusty’s life. Based on a bogus “temperament test” – and I use the words loosely – Dusty is marked for killing. The first video is of the fake-hand-poking, food-taking-away, scaring-with-stupid-doll and witchy-poo-stranger portions of Dusty’s temperament test. The second and third videos are of Dusty meeting another dog. Beneath the vids are the evaluator’s comments which were presented in court in order to have Dusty killed. I have my thoughts, starting with the ridiculous idea that a fair temperament test could be given in this environment, but I’ll hold off on additional comments for now. What do you think?
Dog 206 in cage 33 brown female with white markings Dusty
Wiggled at approach, stare and squat. Bit hand when petted and when eating.
Snarled at doll
jumped but no aggression to male or female dogs
The results of the testing indicates that [...] one female Dusty 206 who snarled at the doll should be humanely euthanized because of their lack of any useful purpose and the public safety threat they pose.
Katherine Albro Houpt VMD PhD
Added: The efforts to save Dusty and her fellow bust dogs are well organized and documented here. Please visit the site for additional info and ways to help.