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Old 02-29-2008, 05:53 PM
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Shame on Michael Bryant, what a sad, sad week.

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Despite protests, Munchie the dog euthanized

Feb 29, 2008 11:56 AM
Josh Wingrove
Staff Reporter

Munchie, a dog that Animal Control officials deemed to be a pit bull, was put down earlier this week despite the protests of his owners.

Munchie was first quarantined last September after reportedly biting a man and a small dog in a scuffle near his home. The man he's said to have attacked also faces criminal charges in the incident.

None of the allegations have been proved in court.

A month after he was quarantined, Toronto Animal Services classified Munchie as a pit bull, and a danger to the public. They used veterinary records, licensing records, the owner’s statement at the beginning of the ordeal, and a visual assessment before calling him a pit bull, said Eletta Purdy, manager of Animal Services

They were holding him in solitary confinement at the shelter, where staff said he hadn't been getting along with other dogs.

His owners insisted that Munchie was a mutt, more akin to a chocolate lab, and had been advocating amnesty for the 4-year-old dog.

But a court supported the Animal Services ruling, and ordered the dog put down.

Sheila Yeung, 21, and Angela Feng, 24, the dog's co-owners, said they spent more than $15,000 fighting for his life. They did not appeal the court's decision.

"We had evidence that the dog did attack and bite at least one person and one animal. Upon investigation of that incident, we believed it (the dog) would continue to be a menace," Purdy told the Star earlier this month.

“It’s unfortunate. We hate to ever see an animal have to be euthanized, but there is a priority in safeguarding both the animals and the community,” Purdy said.

Munchie was euthanized Monday as scheduled, Toronto Public Health spokesperson Susan Sperling confirmed today.
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:46 PM
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Too sad I recieve this today from the facebook group which had been set up to rally support for Munchie...


"It is with deep regret that I offer my sincere and heartfelt condolences to both Sheila Yeung and Angela Feng.

Munchie was euthanized by Toronto Animal Control officers on Monday Feb. 25th, 2008

As of Thursday Feb 28th Sheila and Angela were still working on Munchie's appeal.

Neither of his owner's were aware Munchie had been put down days earlier.


This is a sad state of affairs."
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How awful. I'd been following this story.
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That just makes me want to hurt somebody. Who wants to mail Michael Bryant a box of dog sh*t?
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That just makes me want to hurt somebody. Who wants to mail Michael Bryant a box of dog sh*t?
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I personaly think that the AC officers should be "e mailed". Labling him a pit bull. wow almost as bad as when I got yelled at by a parent for walking a pit bull near a school. did i metion the pit bull was a haliquin great dane.
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Very sad sad story. I will help with the mailing of the dog sh_t thats a great idea.
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That just makes me want to hurt somebody. Who wants to mail Michael Bryant a box of dog sh*t?
No. Make it cat sh*t. It's a whole lot nastier. Perhaps rolled into balls and dipped in chocolate and packed in a nice confectioner's box
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He's probably too smart to eat it, though. I'm sure folks have been sending him all kinds of nice stuff since Bill 132 or whatever the name of the ban is.
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Oh, how smart can he possibly be?
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