My dog bit someone who was on our property. The courts want to put him down.
You need to hire an experienced animal law attorney immediately. Dangerous dog investigations generally need to be responded to in extremely short time frames and if the Court is involved with a potential destruction order for the dog, you need a lawyer now.
Any answer provided on the AVVO website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice for your specific situation. You should always seek legal advice before taking any action which may affect your future rights. Your local legal aid office may well provide information or access to free legal advice and your state bar organization may provide referrals to reputable attorneys who will provide advice on a reduced cost basis.
You should have retained counsel as soon as you received notice of the hearing. Doing so after a decision has been entered is rather late, but an appeal may be possible. Retain counsel now.
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