Okay, Windsor Ontario doesn’t hate Chihuahuas, but the city is really following through when it comes to adding dogs to it’s dangerous dog list.
Some of my regular readers may remember back in February this year, a story was published in the Windsor Star about how a Chihuahua has been deemed a Dangerous Dog by the city. Well the city has now added another Chihuahua to the list.
Molly, a 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs) Chihuahua escaped an open gate on her owners property, and proceeded to bite a mail carrier on her ankle. Jason and Mitzi Scott lost an appeal of the ruling and now must post ‘WARNING: Dangerous Dog’ signs on their property, microchip Molly so she can be identified as dangerous, muzzle and leash her in public and obtain a $1 million liability insurance policy.
“It’s a joke,” Jason Scott is quoted as saying, while Mitzi states “I just think it’s kinda silly, to the extreme, — The dog is literally three pounds — it’s the size of an adult shoe.”
Reading the comments on the story really irked me. I find it unbelievable how many people seem to dismiss the bite of a small dog as “hilarious” or “a waste of time and money” or even go so far as to blame the postal worker.
I did come across one comment however, of someone claiming to know the Scotts and Molly personally.
Darlene Demars: “Everybody pets my dog because she’s so small and cute … she plays with kids all the time,” said Scott. “The dog is literally three pounds — it’s the size of an adult shoe,” he added.
I live in that neighbourhood and no one wants to pet her. I have tried myself and almost got bit.
She runs the neighbourhood all the time – we always chase her home. Gate is always open.
Sorry Jason but is it the truth.
A dog, is a dog, is a dog regardless of size or breed.
Molly and the postal worker are the victims here once again. Her owners, Jason and Mitzi Scott are where the blame lies. Had they properly confined Molly and had they properly socialized Molly this incident wouldn’t have happened. Yet, since Molly’s owners obviously cannot fathom that their shoe-size dog as potentially dangerous, the city has stepped in to ensure a similar incident doesn’t reoccur.